Stocking For A 20 Gallon Long Tank

  1. Amaresh Initiate Member

    Hello Fish lovers

    Can some one help me in selecting fishes for a 20gallon tank? Also let me know the stocking below is right:

    (1) 1 Gourami
    (2) 10 Neon Tetras
    (3) 1 Betta or 2 angel fish (little controversial)- But please let me know any other stockings (colorful fishes) which would make my aquarium beautiful.
  2. kayla.s Well Known Member Member

    Not the angels
  3. Amaresh Initiate Member

  4. Initiate Member Member

    Dwarf Gourami fight if both are male as with a male and female they are the same as bettas.
  5. Amaresh Initiate Member

    So Do you suggest only one gourami. If I keep 1 mail and 1 female will that be a problem
  6. Initiate Member Member

    I would go with the Dwarf Gourami, Neon Tetras and Otto catfish. The angels will get to big for this tank and they cant be put in anything less than 30g. The betta and gourami are very territorial fish even though they will tolerate the neons they won't tolerate each other as they are both top dwelling and aggressive eaters. The otto catfish would be a better pick as they clean algae and are peaceful.

    Yes I would put in

    1x Male Dwarf Gourami
    10x Neon Tetra
    3x Otto Catfish

    If you have any questions on the care of these fish ask me as I have kept all of them
  7. Amaresh Initiate Member

    Thanks a lot. This helps a lot.
    Can you suggest someother fish than otto catfish which would go with 1 male dwarf gourami and 10 neon tetras? I am looking for more colorful fish which would add color to the aquarium
  8. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    That stock is OK, but it's quite understocked.
    OP, you have room for more fish. If you like the given fish, or if you want to change, that's fine.
  9. Amaresh Initiate Member

    Would really like some suggestions
  10. Fanatic Well Known Member Member

    Well, then here you are.
    There's quite a few options here, whether you're interested.

    10-12 White Skirt Tetras
    8 Bronze Cory
    1 BN Pleco
    1 Dwarf Gourami

    I'm not totally sure about the pleco, we'll wait for others to give an opinion.
  11. Amaresh Initiate Member

  12. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I would personally pass on a BN pleco in a 20 gal.

    If you do want otos, go with at least 5.

    As bettas are not community fish, I would not add them to this tank. Also, as mentioned above, no angels in this size tank, and only one male dwarf gourami.

    What about this?

    10x Panda cories or 12x Kuhli loaches
    12x Neon tetra
    1x Dwarf gourami
    2-4x Peacock gudgeon
  13. BettaPonic Well Known Member Member

    Livebearers, there are a lot options. You can watch them birth to death.
  14. Amaresh Initiate Member

  15. Initiate Member Member

    Whoa guys lets remember that this is a 20g with a HOB. I wouldn't go with bronze cories as they grow too big. Try the pgymy cory. Keep with the neons because they are so small rather than the skirts.
  16. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    It's a 20 gal long with a length of 30", so bronze cories would be fine, as would the skirt tetras.
  17. jertan98 Member Member

    Pando and hasbrosus cories are good & cute smaller options of cories.

    For colour maybe one of those dwarf rainbowfish? i dont rly know what they are but ive seen them at my LFS
  18. Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I'd do this:
    15 neon tetras
    12 kuhli loaches
    1 dwarf gourami
    1 bolivian ram

    Angelfish get too big for this size tank.
  19. Lance0414 Well Known Member Member

    How about
    12 Neon Tetras
    12 Panda or Peppered Cories
    1 Dwarf Gourami or 2-3 Honey Gourami(0-1 Male 2-3 Female)
    3 Platies(1 Male 2 Females)