Finish Touches On 20 Gallon High Stocking?

Fishem02

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So right now my tanks stocking consists of
8 gold cloud minnows
5 emerald eye rasbora
2 kuhli loaches..

I want to add a honey gourami and 4 more kuhli loaches to finish my stocking.
My parameters are 0-0-30 the tank has been running for about a year, it is also extremely heavily planted.. with plants that also go out of the water to subdue light for the gourami.
I do weekly water changes and keep the temperature at 74F
And I do know about the temperature difference for the gold cloud minnows
 

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you can add a trio or maybe even 5 of the dwarf honey gourami as they actually get along with their own kind. I'd wait to hear a second opinion on that though, i've never actually owned a DHG. Definitely get more loaches, they will be much happier.
 

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I would agree with Demeter. Definitely up the dwarf gourami to at least a pair if not more. I do agree with adding more kuhli loaches however am scared your tank MIGHT be close to your stocking limit. Can someone confirm this?? I'm not great at knowing when a tank is overstocked, so if anyone with a bit more experience could cut i that'd be great!!!

Hope this helps!
 

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I think you are already near or already at your stocking limit. Perhaps one honey gourami would be okay.
 

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My honey gourami was a jerk till the day he died, so it really is hit-or-miss. I would only go with one, since your tank will be pretty much full with the extra loaches.
 

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If you add the extra loaches and 1 honey gourami you are really full. What filter are you runnig?
 
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If you add the extra loaches and 1 honey gourami you are really full. What filter are you runnig?
Running a tetra EX45 whisper, has quite the power

I would add 4 more kuhlis, 1 or 2 more emerald eye rasboras and maybe 1 honey gourami
I would add another Emerald eye, but it's really hard to get them where I am.
last time i ordered them it took 2 months!

I was also considering getting a pair on DHG, but i don't want to overstock.. I do a lot of water changes already lol..
 
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I would just stick to one honey gourami. They are fine alone and your pretty well stocked already
 

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I think you could up all your current schools to 8 and add a single honey gourami. A honey gourami doesn't have a large bioload.
 
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