20 Gallon Setup

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by tetraboi, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. tetraboiValued MemberMember

    Hello, I am planning to add new fish to my 20g long freshwater setup.
    So far I have
    1x clown pleco
    5x flame tetra
    4x shrimp
    3x cories
    1x gold algae eater
    3x marbled hatchetfish

    I am planning to add
    6x lemon tetra
    6x royal tetra

    Can someone please tell me if I am overstocking or if fish aren’t compatible?
  2. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    Just from looking at it, your tank sounds to be maxed out. You really can’t have more than 1 school of fish in a 20 gallon. There isn’t enough room.
    Clown plecos, although stay small, produce a ton of waste. I wouldn’t recommend for a 20 gallon.
    The tetras are fine in a 20.
    Shrimp are fine but will probably have a hard time populating.
    Cories need 4 or more in a shoal.
    The “gold algae eater” might be an albino chinese algae eater, can you post a picture of it? If it is, it is not suited for your tank and get very aggressive as they get older.
    The marbled hatchetfish are good but need groups of 6 or more.
  3. tetraboiValued MemberMember

    Ok, I will stick with what I have
  4. KayWooNew MemberMember

    I agree you're best to stick with what you have :)

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