Stocking For A 20 Gallon Long Tank

  1. Amaresh

    Amaresh Member Member

    Messages:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    India
    Ratings:
    +4
    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

    kayla.s Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    1,405
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    South Africa
    Ratings:
    +454
    Not the angels
     

  3. OP
    OP
    Amaresh

    Amaresh Member Member

    Messages:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    India
    Ratings:
    +4
  4. Initiate

    Initiate Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    570
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    NSW, Sydney
    Ratings:
    +126
    Dwarf Gourami fight if both are male as with a male and female they are the same as bettas.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Amaresh

    Amaresh Member Member

    Messages:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    India
    Ratings:
    +4
    So Do you suggest only one gourami. If I keep 1 mail and 1 female will that be a problem
     
  6. Initiate

    Initiate Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    570
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    NSW, Sydney
    Ratings:
    +126
    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. OP
    OP
    Amaresh

    Amaresh Member Member

    Messages:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    India
    Ratings:
    +4
    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

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Messages:
    4,139
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +2,017
    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. OP
    OP
    Amaresh

    Amaresh Member Member

    Messages:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    India
    Ratings:
    +4
    Would really like some suggestions
     
  10. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Messages:
    4,139
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +2,017
    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. OP
    OP
    Amaresh

    Amaresh Member Member

    Messages:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    India
    Ratings:
    +4
    Thanks
     
  12. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Messages:
    32,799
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +8,570
    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

    BettaPonic Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    574
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    NOVA
    Ratings:
    +181
    Livebearers, there are a lot options. You can watch them birth to death.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Amaresh

    Amaresh Member Member

    Messages:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    India
    Ratings:
    +4
    Thanks
     
  15. Initiate

    Initiate Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    570
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    NSW, Sydney
    Ratings:
    +126
    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

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    Messages:
    32,799
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +8,570
    It's a 20 gal long with a length of 30", so bronze cories would be fine, as would the skirt tetras.
     
  17. jertan98

    jertan98 Member Member

    Messages:
    159
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Singapore
    Ratings:
    +16
    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

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Messages:
    30,463
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lwhekk, Ssi-ruuvi Imperium
    Ratings:
    +3,722
    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

    Lance0414 Well Known Member Member

    Messages:
    1,960
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East Tennessee
    Ratings:
    +638
    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)
     

Share This Page