German Ram Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Michael Hatcher, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. Michael Hatcher

    Michael HatcherValued MemberMember

    Hi everryone,
    I want to do a group of 3 - 4 (1 male 2 to 3 females) German rams, and maybe some Cories and hatchet fish in a 20 gallon. For filtration I have a aqua tech 30 - 60 gallon filter with a bag of chemi-pure elite in it. I'm wondering if this is overstocking since my tank is a 20 gallon high. My tank also has a Ph of 8.2. Will these fish be health and happy with the Ph so high? I've heard if you acclimate Rams slowly they'll be fine, but I'm not to sure.
  2. el337

    el337Fishlore LegendMember

    I'd say that's too many on the bottom for a 20 high. I would do just the corys or a pair of rams, not both. The pH is fine.
  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    If you go with hatchetfish, I'd only do one of the smaller species, like marbled. They only stay on the surface, and a 20 gal high doesn't provide much surface space. Also make sure you have a tight fitting lid.
  4. OP
    Michael Hatcher

    Michael HatcherValued MemberMember

    I could do a banjo catfish or two if that's better stocking then cories.
  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I wouldn't do any bottom dweller with a pair of rams in a 20 gal high.

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