Stocking 20 gallon high

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by eliscofield12, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. eliscofield12

    eliscofield12Valued MemberMember

    I am just starting up my second tank and MTS is starting to set in. I am wondering what I could stock it with. I am really into African cichlids. I am wondering if I could do any species of those. I love the coloration and would love to do some. If I could what species and how many could I do. Also could I add some Khuli loaches in there with the cichlids.
     
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    None of the usual rift lake cichlids other than shellies (no other fish with them) will work, but you could do one of the dwarf cichlids. I wouldn't do both cichlids and kuhlis in a tank this size though, just one species or the other.
     
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    eliscofield12

    eliscofield12Valued MemberMember

    Ok what other fish could I do with Khuli loaches.
     




  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You have lots of options. What about something like this:

    1-3x Honey gourami
    8x Kuhlis
    10-15x Ember tetras
     




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    eliscofield12

    eliscofield12Valued MemberMember

    Could I do something else besides honey gourami
     
  6. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Sure! What were you thinking?
     
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    eliscofield12

    eliscofield12Valued MemberMember

    Maybe something like this

    Kuhlis 8x

    Dalmatian mollies 6x

    Male fancy guppies 10x
     
  8. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    No, that's severely overstocking the tank. No mollies in a 20 gal high.

    I'd also do fewer guppies, but just kuhlis and guppies will work.
     
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    eliscofield12

    eliscofield12Valued MemberMember

    Ok what other suggestions surrounding kuhlis
     
  10. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What other kind of fish do you like? Almost any small, peaceful schooling fish will work.
     
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    eliscofield12

    eliscofield12Valued MemberMember

    Could I do a pair of angel fish and 8 kuhlis' in a 29 gallon breeder

    Maybe even a Bolivian ram or two.
     
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  12. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Yes, Bolivian rams!

    how about this:

    7 Ember tetras
    7 kuhli loaches
    1 bolivian ram male/ or female.
     
  13. OP
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    eliscofield12

    eliscofield12Valued MemberMember

    Ok what about 5 tetras 6 kuhli loaches and 2 Bolivian rams
     
  14. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    That could work, but I'd wait for TexasDomers consent ;)
     
  15. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    In a 20 gal high, I'd pick either kuhlis or Rams, not both.
     
  16. Five 97

    Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah, I agree, the reason for this is because both rams and kuhli's are bottom dwellers.
     
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    eliscofield12

    eliscofield12Valued MemberMember

    Ok. What should I put in there besides gouramis. I already have some of those in my other tank.
     
  18. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    A peacock gudgeon?
     
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    eliscofield12

    eliscofield12Valued MemberMember

    I would love that they are beautiful but I contacted my lfs and they said they don't sell them and they weren't willing to get any.
     




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