20g Stocking Suggestions Anyone?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by fishes were wishes, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. fishes were wishesValued MemberMember

    I think i have room for a few more fish but I am not sure what to get.

    I have a 20l with currently one Adult platy, five adolescent platy, a Dwarf Gourami, three assassin snails (which may be removed as they are no longer useful), five amano shrimp, plats (java moss, fern swords, annubias, ludwigia). Run of the mill. The temp is 78 the water is at 8.2ph.

    I almost bought some guppy's today but I was thinking that was boring. The problem is that with such a small aquarium there are so many interesting fish that I can't get, but I am not sure what I can.

  2. fishes were wishesValued MemberMember

    Moderator was on his game.. This post got moved to a new forum in less than a minute.

  3. KeeperOfASilentWorldWell Known MemberMember

    I love how endlers look and Cardinals do look incredible with a Dwarf Gourami :)

    Let's see what the experts are going to say about your current stocking and how many you can have if you choose to have them :)

  4. wapoosheValued MemberMember

    Well I'm not an expert but, if you plan on keeping this tank with all the fish/creatures without rehoming I would say your at the limit. I can't say you would be able to add any fish the size of a dwarf gourami or adult size platys. If you really want to add something maybe another shrimp or two? But, your filtrations gph and how much you water change will determine if you can add anything else. Even if you were high in gph dwarf gourami are semi aggressive and if it gets any more crowded then it is he might fight. I have a 75 gallon with 4 dwarf gouramis and even they in such a large tank chase each other a bit to let each other know to keep their space.
  5. fishes were wishesValued MemberMember

    I've been going by aqadviser which says AquStockImage.png , i don't know if that is entirely accurate.
  6. fishes were wishesValued MemberMember

    The platy might give birth to more, but I think they will mostly get eaten.
  7. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    That stock is fine, though you can do about 8 kuhli loaches for the bottom, imo.
    You could also do a group of 8 black neon tetras.
  8. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Platies are really active so I would say you are full for mid to top dwellers, they also will breed more and some of the babies will make it. I would add a school of 8 Albino Corydoras or 8 Kuhli Loaches.
  9. fishes were wishesValued MemberMember

    I have a super rough substrate, the loaches and corydoras wouldn't like it. It was a big mistake to get it.
  10. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Try putting about 1.5 cm of sand on top.
  11. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

  12. fishes were wishesValued MemberMember

  13. fishes were wishesValued MemberMember

    Its about an inch think the front and four inches in the back. I've taken a bunch out after I added the carribsea to the original white gravel I had. I did't know what I was doing when I bought everything three months ago.
  14. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    That looks fine for cories to me, IMO.
  15. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    I think that's fine. Rub around on your fingers and see if it pulls off any skin.
  16. fishes were wishesValued MemberMember

    don't you think it would hurt their barbs and dampen their natural scavenging behaviors?
  17. goplecosWell Known MemberMember

    Their Barbs are tougher than you would think. Mine were in a tank with sand until I switched over to gravel (so much easier to clean), and I found that there was no difference in their behavior.
  18. fishes were wishesValued MemberMember

    heh. I've never cleaned the gravel.
  19. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    I think you should. Just stick a gravel vac in there everytime during water changes.

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