20g more stocking questions...

Nick G

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Hi Emily, that stocking list would probably be ok bio-load wise, however the Rams, Corys, Plec and Kuhli Loaches are all bottom dwellers,which could cause problems in a 20gal. The Rams could well bully the Corys and Loaches, and the tank may look a little bottom heavy.
 
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Rams are bottom dwellers... really? I don't want aggression in the tank but I really want Bolivian rams, I thought they were meant to be peaceful. What about a couple of German rams instead?
 

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+1 with Nick. They're peaceful indeed but when you have a lot of bottom dwellers occupy the space on the bottom, they'd probably be fighting for space. So that's why it's recommended to get fish that occupy the top, middle and bottom spaces of the tank. Best of luck!
 

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Think of your tank as a 3-story apartment building. If everybody lives on the first floor, things get a little crowded and frustrating and somebody's Ming vase is definitely going to hit the floor.
 
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any other suggestions then? oh and thanks now you explained it that way i get it
 

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If you're dead set on the Rams, then why not consider something like 2 Rams, 1 BN Plec, 3 Guppies and 6 Neons?
 
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sounds good but instead of the neons could i get some glofish or any other fish that is not a bottom dweller and compatible with the other fish in the tank?
 
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ok thankyou. One last question, instead of getting both the loaches and the cories could i get just one instead or would that still be to many fish hanging around the bottom of the tank?
 

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Think of your tank as a 3-story apartment building. If everybody lives on the first floor, things get a little crowded and frustrating and somebody's Ming vase is definitely going to hit the floor.
That is the best analogy regarding swimming space and territory that I've ever read in my life
 

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I've had a ram and six cories in my 20 long tank at one point and there were no quarrels at all. I've also had a BN pleco and I saw that he stayed to himself all the time. I think you could throw in 6 cories and it would be just fine.
 

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The dwarf corys have a tendancy to die off one by one if they are not kept in large enugh numbers.....most accounts say a minimum of 10.

I would do GBRs (bolivians are larger), cherry barbs and the glofish.
 
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My boyfriend has that tank, the 510 It's a pretty good tank too, easy to take of care of maintance-wise.

It's more of a tall tank. I think the 20 gallon longs are 30 inches long which is about 76cm and quite shallow.
 
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