20 Gallon Tall Stocking

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Fishoholic23, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Fishoholic23Well Known MemberMember

    I was wondering what fish I could have to fill up my 20 gallon again. Right now it has 7 harlequin rasboras, one male platy, and a female ram. I am planning on increasing the school of rasboras from 7 to 10 and adding a female and male ram to my one female ram. I am wondering if I could out in a few Wrestling Halfbeaks, or some Peacock Gobies. If not, what suggestions?
  2. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Hello! I'd avoid the goby and good call with the harlequins. I can't help you with halfbeaks, though. I wouldn't add another ram because they could get aggressive, especially during breeding. I'd get some more platies (male if you don't want to deal with fry) they can live alone but prefer friends. Any other fish you were looking into? I keep a 20 myself. And just curious, what kind of ram is she?
  3. Fishoholic23Well Known MemberMember

    Ok, I was thinking the goby was a long shot, and looking into it the Halfbeaks are a little out of the temp range. My female ram is a German Blue Ram, and I know they can get aggressive. I don't think it would be too much of a problem because mine has lots of hiding spots and plants. I was thinking platies too, but not sure if I would enjoy more, plus my single one now is aggressive towards other platies. Do you have any other ideas? I have had a dwarf gourami in the past but not sure if I want another.
  4. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Still wouldn't try rams. Only had bad experiences with DGs. I like honey gouramis though! Smaller, but a lot more peaceful. Prettier too.
  5. Little Tank of HappinessWell Known MemberMember

    Do you like this?
    10x harlequin rasboras
    6x aenus cories (bronze & albino; they're just morphs of the same fish)
    1x ram
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2017
  6. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    Cories aren't temperature compatable with the others. Especially the rams. And he said it's a German.
  7. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    If it's the german blue ram, sterbais, emeralds, albinos, bronze can work.
  8. Little Tank of HappinessWell Known MemberMember

    Ohhh ok I didn't see that! Thanks for the clarification! I edited the post.
  9. Fishoholic23Well Known MemberMember

    I have heard corys won't work well with rams? I was thinking cories earlier, but I dont love them. Honey gouramis might work though.:emoji_thinking:
  10. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    Cories usually do well with rams.

    Honey gouramis can work. They are extremely peaceful
  11. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    If you're going to have 3 rams in this tank, I wouldn't add any other bottom dwellers. Footprint is not long enough.

    You could have a single honey gourami.
  12. MattS99Well Known MemberMember

    I wouldn't even do 3 in that tank. Too much agression.
  13. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    With enough hiding places, it could work.