Good stocking for 20 gallon?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by 1thing, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. 1thingValued MemberMember

    So I have a 10 gallon ATM and am going to get a 20 gallon soon!!!

    in my 10g I have: 2 dwarf gouramis

    1 danio

    5 neon tetras

    5 baby platys

    1 pepperd cory

    1 bamboo shrimp

    i will transfer all of these into the 20g apart from one dwarf gourami which I will rehouse!!

    i will then add: 5 danios

    5 pepperd corys

    1 neon tetra

    and possibly some more shrimp!



  2. 1thingValued MemberMember

    Anybody gonna help me???


  3. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Hi 1thing welcome to FishLore!

    Please be patient.

    You only posted a little over an hour ago.
    Give a thread at least 24 hours before bumping (Unless it's an emergency)

    Not all members are on at the same time. Sometimes we have to wait for the right person/people to sign in who can help.

    Also, this is in the beginners section and should be in the stocking questions section of the forum. :)

  4. 1thingValued MemberMember

    I'm used to responses being a little quicker!!

    but I'll learn!

    do you have any suggestions on my stocking??

  5. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I believe I replied to your original thread & told you the stocking number with only one gourami & the tetras would be ok but the water temperature would not suit the danios & peppered corys as they prefer cooler water, I suggested different corys albino, bronze or sterbai as they don't mind higher temps.
  6. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    Cant' comment on the danios I have never kept them.
    Heard they can be nippy though.

    Don't know anything about the shrimp you have, so cannot comment there either.

    Your cory will be happier with 'friends'

    Adding one lone neon to an established shoal might be in issue (but also might not be lol)
  7. TJBenderWell Known MemberMember

    Honestly, you're pretty well stocked for a 20g as is. Given the platies, who will grow to a decent size and produce a lot of waste, you'd be overstocked when you move into a 20, pretty severely so if you add all the fish you want to. I'd consider rehoming the danio and adjusting your plan to end with a stocking like this:

    1 DG
    5 neons
    5 platies
    5 peppered cories

    I have no experience with bamboo shrimp and can't really help you there.

    Another question worth asking: are all the platies male, or will there be babies? With a DG in the tank, I can't imagine you'll have too many fry surviving to adulthood, but it is worth considering. You can become critically overstocked in one brood with livebearers.
  8. 1thingValued MemberMember

    In the current 10g the temps seem fine both fish are happy and acting normally!

  9. 1thingValued MemberMember

    Yea the DG is on birth control!

    but there are places I can rehouse the fry!

  10. TJBenderWell Known MemberMember

    That might be the strangest thing I have ever read on FL.
  11. 1thingValued MemberMember

    Yea they all look happy so I'll just leave them as they were!

  12. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Peppered corys can live 15-20 years given the right conditions, keeping them at much higher temperatures will shorten their lives
  13. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Me too!
  14. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    I totally missed the platies in the first post.
  15. amdpayneValued MemberMember

    I've heard neons are better in schools of 5 or more, so if you end up with room, maybe add a few more of those?

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