Stocking 2 side by side 20 gallon long tanks.

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What are some good stockings for 2, 20 gallon long tanks. Both will have sand and will be planted.
 

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I like a school of small tetras in a 20 long. They look really good swimming the length of the tank! Then you could do a centrepiece fish and a smaller bottom-dweller like cories
 
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I have never done kuhlI loaches. What do they require? I have always liked how they look.
 

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I bought 6 a few months ago and they are doing really well they need some places to hide, they like having plants to swim around and swim through. I feed mine shrimp pellets as well as the flakes that fall to the bottom , Frozen thawed brine shrimp and frozen thawed blood worms a couple of times a week They are extremely peaceful fish , nocturnal but do come out during the day when they get used to the tank. They like to pile in a group at times and at times will just dangle themselves from a plant stem like an ornament. Or will just swim across the tank at full speed. I ordered mine from Trinsfish .com and they all arrived happy and healthy and well packed. I had been looking for a long time but was never able to find them in any of the fish stores. I have the striped ones They need a minimum of 6 but more is better. Alison
 
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Anything other than a DG or honey for a centerpiece?
 
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When you say small tetras what specials constitutes small

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And what about betta communities?
 

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For a betta community you would have to do one school of small, dull colored, not nippy fish. Possibly a pleco or a school of warm water cories. I don't recommend it, IMO bettas should be kept alone.
 

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How about a community for one tank, and a single species for the other tank?
 

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bkaiser3 said:
When you say small tetras what specials constitutes small

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And what about betta communities?
To add to the list provided by CROWNTAILBETTA, you could also consider Glowlight tetras and Black Neons. There's another one that I've seen that I thought was really cool, like a dark-bodied, green-stripe version of Glowlights, but I've only seen them at one person's house and never at a store. There are definitely more small tetras than those though!

Oh, and as for a betta community; did you mean a sorority of only female bettas, or did you mean a community tank with a male betta in it?
 
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Either or. I know nothing about bettas.
 

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In that case, I wouldn't try it. Bettas are territorial and can be difficult in the wrong situation. I would suggest more peaceful community fish
 
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That's another area I don't know much other than what I have been told here. I have alwayd had larger more aggressive cichlids. My 125 currently has 2 jack dempseys, an oscar, green terror, 2 convicts and a electric blue acara.
 

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