Good Stocking?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by brooklynmv, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. brooklynmv

    brooklynmv New Member Member

    So had a previous thread but no one is answering my questions anymore. I came up with a tentative stocking... please let me know if this works. 20 gallon tank with temps ranging from 75-85 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the year (it gets very hot here in the summer months so I take my heater off and let the heat of the air heat the water).

    5 zebra danios (adding 2 to the 3 I already have)
    2 African cichlids (or any other cichlid that would be good)
    1-2 nerite snails

    Please let me know your suggestions!
  2. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    What type of African cichlid?

    20 long or 20 high?

    No zebra danios is the water is 75-85f as they require much cooler water

    I would do this
    8-10 Cardinal tetras
    1 German blue ram cichlid
    6-8 kuhli loaches
    2 nerite snails
  3. OP

    brooklynmv New Member Member

    I don't want anything small like the cardinal tetras, plus my lps doesn't have any in stock. Any other suggestions to replace those? And could I do cories instead of loaches? Those kuhli loaches creep me out!! Or maybe a pleco, one of the breeds that stays small?
  4. OP

    brooklynmv New Member Member

    And I would say the tank is more tall than long. Not sure of exact dimensions.
  5. Claire Bear

    Claire Bear Well Known Member Member

    Zebra danios definitely like cooler temps-top end of heat is mid 70's so in the long run they will become stressed. I would look at fish that like to shoal and like higher temps.
  6. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    6-8 cherry barbs maybe instead of the tetras?
    Yeah you could do 6 albino or bronze cories.
    A clown pleco would work.
  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Can you measure the tank with a ruler?

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