Are these fish suitable?

  1. t

    trapmarty New Member Member

    Hey guys! I was wondering if the following fish would work together well in a 20 gallon community tank or not. Any input is helpful, thank you!!

    -1 Brittlenose Pleco
    -1 Dalmatian Molly
    -6 Leopard Danio
    -6 Black Skirt Tetra
  2. P

    Peacefantasy Well Known Member Member

    Welcome to FishLore!
    Mollies need a minimum of 29g, mostly because of tgeir high bioload.
    I also dont think I would do two schools in a 20g.. maybe one bigger one?

    Are you aware of the Nitrogen Cycle? And is the tank already cycled, or in the process?
  3. FallenOwl

    FallenOwl Well Known Member Member

    Maybe a dwarf gourami in substitute for the molly?
    So something like this would work?
    1x BN pleco
    1x male dwarf gourami
    8-10x Black skirt tetra or leopard danios
  4. d

    dffssdf New Member Member

    ^That would work well! And in my opinion, you could definitely do 2 schools if you choose something like serpae or Priscilla tetras instead of black skirts; black skirts get larger and require more space than the other smaller tetras. So based on your list either do 8-10 black skirts or 5 danios and 5 of a smaller tetras along with your pleco and gourami. Also, make sure you get a dwarf gourami as opposed to, say, a blue or gold, as they will almost certainly outgrow your 20. Good luck and let us know what you decide!