Stocking 20 gallon high

  1. eliscofield12 Member Member

    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 Fishlore Legend Member

    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.
  3. eliscofield12 Member Member

    Ok what other fish could I do with Khuli loaches.
  4. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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

    1-3x Honey gourami
    8x Kuhlis
    10-15x Ember tetras
  5. eliscofield12 Member Member

    Could I do something else besides honey gourami
  6. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Sure! What were you thinking?
  7. eliscofield12 Member Member

    Maybe something like this

    Kuhlis 8x

    Dalmatian mollies 6x

    Male fancy guppies 10x
  8. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    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.
  9. eliscofield12 Member Member

    Ok what other suggestions surrounding kuhlis
  10. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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

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

    Maybe even a Bolivian ram or two.
  12. Five 97 Well Known Member Member

    Yes, Bolivian rams!

    how about this:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    A peacock gudgeon?
  19. eliscofield12 Member Member

    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.