20 Gallon Long Planted Help

  1. GibbyMcGibz Member Member

    Hi there! I just made an account here because I am really getting into the fish hobby. I am a certified beginner though. Petco has there dollar per gallon sale :;bananawater and I decided to get a 20 gallon long. I have some ideas about stocking and just wanted to hear everyones opinion, and fish you would like me to consider. Theres lots of time to change my list because I'am still collecting supplies and I need to wait for the tank to cycle.
    -5 Cherry Shrimp
    -1 Mystery Snail
    -1 Bristlenose Pleco
    -2 Dwarf Gouramis (or 1.. not sure)
    -Ideas for top feeders?

    Anything helps.. Thanks!!!!!
  2. Katie13 Fishlore VIP Member

    Welcome to Fishlore! Would you like some stocking suggestions?
  3. Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    I have a few suggestions as well if you wanted to here?
  4. GibbyMcGibz Member Member

    Yes! Yes please!
  5. Katie13 Fishlore VIP Member

    Dwarf Gouramis are not temperature compatible with BN Plecos. I would do
    2 Bolivian Rams
    1BN Pleco
    Cherry Shrimp
    Mystery Snail(s)
    Sorry, I wasn't sure what kind of schooling fish you might be interested in.
  6. Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    First off what type of tank are you looking for? Aggressive, schooling, community or planted?
  7. GibbyMcGibz Member Member

    Sorry, I should have clarified . I want to do a planted community tank.
  8. Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    Okay these are fun to do and are quite interesting!
    8 Bleeding Heart Tetras
    6 Panda Cories
    4 Peacock Gudgeons
    10 Red Cherry Shrimp
    How does that sound?

    You could add 3 Nerite Snails I think that would be fine.
  9. Katie13 Fishlore VIP Member

    Are there any schooling fish in specific that you would like?
  10. GibbyMcGibz Member Member

    Thank you both for your replies! I'am in love with the Peacock Gudgeons and the Bolivian Rams :happy: I see I have lots of options to consider, Thank you guys!