Stocking 20 gallon high

  1. eliscofield12

    eliscofield12 Member Member

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    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.
     

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    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

    eliscofield12 Member Member

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

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    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 Member Member

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

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    Sure! What were you thinking?
     
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    eliscofield12

    eliscofield12 Member Member

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    Maybe something like this

    Kuhlis 8x

    Dalmatian mollies 6x

    Male fancy guppies 10x
     
  8. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

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    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

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    Ok what other suggestions surrounding kuhlis
     
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    What other kind of fish do you like? Almost any small, peaceful schooling fish will work.
     

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    eliscofield12

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    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

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    Yes, Bolivian rams!

    how about this:

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

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    Ok what about 5 tetras 6 kuhli loaches and 2 Bolivian rams
     
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    That could work, but I'd wait for TexasDomers consent ;)
     
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    In a 20 gal high, I'd pick either kuhlis or Rams, not both.
     
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    Yeah, I agree, the reason for this is because both rams and kuhli's are bottom dwellers.
     
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    Ok. What should I put in there besides gouramis. I already have some of those in my other tank.
     
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    A peacock gudgeon?
     
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    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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