Finish Touches On 20 Gallon High Stocking?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Fishem02, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. Fishem02Valued MemberMember

    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
  2. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    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.

  3. Gabrielle BKValued MemberMember

    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!

  4. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I would add 4 more kuhlis, 1 or 2 more emerald eye rasboras and maybe 1 honey gourami

  5. MaddieTaylahWell Known MemberMember

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

    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.
  7. KimberlyGFishlore VIPMember

    If you add the extra loaches and 1 honey gourami you are really full. What filter are you runnig?
  8. Fishem02Valued MemberMember

    Running a tetra EX45 whisper, has quite the power :p

    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..
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2017
  9. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    I would just stick to one honey gourami. They are fine alone and your pretty well stocked already
  10. Fishem02Valued MemberMember

    Also add the 4 kuhli loaches? Not a big fan of only 2, since they should have at least 6
  11. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I would up each group to 8.
  12. Fishem02Valued MemberMember

    Would that overstock my tank if I also added a honey gourami?
    16 fish and *8 kuhlis that have the bioload of 1/2 fish*

    And a honey gourami, which I'm not sure about the bioload. Is quite active..

    What do you think @Anders247 @BottomDweller
  13. BottomDwellerFishlore VIPMember

    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.
  14. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    I agree with BD.
  15. Fishem02Valued MemberMember

    Thanks guys!
  16. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    No problem!

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