20 gallon stocking

gregoranddexter1816

My 10 gallon tank from petsmart started a leaking so i went out and bought myself a 20 gallon (since it was on sale and id get a full refund on the 10 gallon). But now I feel like I'm going to be super understocked.
currently i have:
- 1 mystery snail
- 4 ghost shrimps
- 4 sunburst platies

tank is planted and not cycled currently due to the emergency situation. However I used all decor, gravel and filter media from the previous tank.

Anyone know a stock calculator that's really good and have any suggestions? I really like algae eaters but I could also. go for a baby female betta
 

AcornTheBetta

My 10 gallon tank from petsmart started a leaking so i went out and bought myself a 20 gallon (since it was on sale and id get a full refund on the 10 gallon). But now I feel like I'm going to be super understocked.
currently i have:
- 1 mystery snail
- 4 ghost shrimps
- 4 sunburst platies

tank is planted and not cycled currently due to the emergency situation. However I used all decor, gravel and filter media from the previous tank.

Anyone know a stock calculator that's really good and have any suggestions? I really like algae eaters but I could also. go for a baby female betta
That is understocked. You should make it at least 8 sunburst and maybe 8 ghost shrimp. You can also add some more fish too of a different kind.
 
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gregoranddexter1816

That is understocked. You should make it at least 8 sunburst and maybe 8 ghost shrimp. You can also add some more fish too of a different kind.
ok i wont fully stock until its cycled so it doesn't overload the BB. But i JUSt found a freaking platy fry!!!!! Any advice on raising it? Itll start in a mech breeder box. Idk what to feed it though
 
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flyinGourami

If you have platy fry I probably wouldn't get more fish. Its likely that the tank will be fully stocked because of that. If it was male platys only I would've personally gone with something like bronze corydoras(assuming the platys got along).
P.S. 20 long or high?
 
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gregoranddexter1816

If you have platy fry I probably wouldn't get more fish. Its likely that the tank will be fully stocked because of that. If it was male platys only I would've personally gone with something like bronze corydoras(assuming the platys got along).
P.S. 20 long or high?
yeah i don't plan on keeping the fry in the future but i think it'll be nice to have just one that i raised.
 
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gregoranddexter1816

yeah i don't plan on keeping the fry in the future but i think it'll be nice to have just one that i raised.
high
 
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Treestone

I think your stocking is just right for that size tank (could be a good no water change tank with a couple of changes)
 
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gregoranddexter1816

I think your stocking is just right for that size tank (could be a good no water change tank with a couple of changes)
yeah I'm totally fine changing water though. But that's a good idea. once everything in this tank dies off (i bought everything at a big name pet store so i know the breeding isn't fantastic) I want to have a serious heavily planted tank., id consider current planting light since they haven't had time to grow. BUT I was thinking of getting myself a Dwarf Gourami? I think it would tie the whole tank together and they're really beautiful. Plus its compatible with my tank.
 
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Treestone

yeah I'm totally fine changing water though. But that's a good idea. once everything in this tank dies off (i bought everything at a big name pet store so i know the breeding isn't fantastic) I want to have a serious heavily planted tank., id consider current planting light since they haven't had time to grow. BUT I was thinking of getting myself a Dwarf Gourami? I think it would tie the whole tank together and they're really beautiful. Plus its compatible with my tank.
Dwarf gouramis are very weakly bred ime but the quality here isn't that good anyway. If you can find a nice one tho its a good idea
 
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gregoranddexter1816

Dwarf gouramis are very weakly bred ime but the quality here isn't that good anyway. If you can find a nice one tho its a good idea
ok sounds good! Never kept one and always wanted to. Will it be too aggressive though?
 
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Treestone

ok sounds good! Never kept one and always wanted to. Will it be too aggressive though?
Gourami sometimes have a go at platies but nothing too serious
 
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