Can i add a couple more fish to my tank?

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Currently have a 20 gallon long set up! Medium - heavily planted, got three pieces of nice wood. I have a total of 6,1.5 inch honey gouramis in the tank, along with 4 cherry shrimp, 4 amanos, 2 orange bee shrimp, and 1 blue shrimp. All relatively small minus the amanos. Do you think I can have any more small fish/shrimp in the tank or is it at its limit? Just want to know for future reference!
 

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I think the shrimp don't contribute much to the bioload, so I would say go ahead. You would need to make sure that your tank can handle the new fish by monitoring the water quality, though the fact that it's heavily planted helps.
 

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Agreed. Keep your fish numbers where they are (they'll get bigger) but add a handful of additional inverts if you want 'em!
 

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Are your honeys full grown? It seems that males reach 1.5" and females 2" normally.

You could certainly have more shrimp.

As for fish, even if all the honeys are females that reach 2", if you wanted to add a small (6-8) school of tetras or rasboras (ones that stay around 1-2", such as neon, cardinal, glowlight, pristella, harlequin), that should be okay.

I am looking at my 20 gallon long now (also moderately planted), and feel that 6 2" mainly topwater fish, with a school of tetras/rasboras in the middle, and the shrimp occupying the bottom, would give everyone enough space.

It would be like having 6 female bettas in a 20 gallon long (if they all get along) which seems lower stocked to me, visually and bioload.

I like to error on the lower side of stocking, but small tetras/rasboras are very low bioload.

You also have a heavily planted tank.

Aqadvisor puts you at 61% with the 6 honey gouramis.
 
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nobettasinbowls said:
Are your honeys full grown? It seems that males reach 1.5" and females 2" normally.

You could certainly have more shrimp.

As for fish, even if all the honeys are females that reach 2", if you wanted to add a small (6-8) school of tetras or rasboras (ones that stay around 1-2", such as neon, cardinal, glowlight, pristella, harlequin), that should be okay.

I am looking at my 20 gallon long now (also moderately planted), and feel that 6 2" mainly topwater fish, with a school of tetras/rasboras in the middle, and the shrimp occupying the bottom, would give everyone enough space.

It would be like having 6 female bettas in a 20 gallon long (if they all get along) which seems lower stocked to me, visually and bioload.

I like to error on the lower side of stocking, but small tetras/rasboras are very low bioload.

You also have a heavily planted tank.

Aqadvisor puts you at 61% with the 6 honey gouramis.
What does “aqadvisor puts you at 61%” mean?
 

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