Stocking want bright and active

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by LpPb5, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. LpPb5

    LpPb5New MemberMember

    20 gallon tank currently empty cycled and ready for fish I want something really bright and colorful that's fine with its own species etc..
  2. maggie thecat

    maggie thecatWell Known MemberMember

    A dozen tetras, a herd of khuli loaches and some ghost shrimp would do you. Or go 6 and 6 tetras and rasboras.
    Or do cories on the bottom, just make sure to temperature match all you chose.
  3. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What about this?
    10x Flame tetra
    10x Kuhli loaches or 8x Panda cories
    1x Blue male dwarf gourami

  4. Daniel W

    Daniel WValued MemberMember

    30 neon tetras! Pretty sure that's not overstocked.
  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I think that's too many for a 20 gal.

    Also, forgot to ask: 20 gal long or high?

  6. JeffK

    JeffKWell Known MemberMember

  7. peregrine

    peregrineValued MemberMember

    Yeah 30 would be a little high. You could go 15-20 neons though. HAHA.
  8. OP

    LpPb5New MemberMember

  9. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Many species would work! Did you like any in particular? They are a very speciose group.
  10. Daniel W

    Daniel WValued MemberMember

    Pretty sure 25 would be good for a 20 gallon high. 30 is definitely ok for a 20 gallon long.
  11. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I disagree, I think that's too many for a tank that's 24 inches and 30 inches long, respectively. They still need individual swimming room.
  12. OP

    LpPb5New MemberMember

    Okay peacock gudgeon maybe ?? Or German blue Rams... Also what nice colorful bright killifish would you guys recommend if I choose them
  13. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You could do gudgeons or rams, yes. I like the Aphyosemion species. F. gardneri is pretty common and very pretty.
  14. OP

    LpPb5New MemberMember

    The gudgeons get pretty colorful right? And how many could I have and what else could go with them
  15. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Pretty colorful, yes. Not as colorful as some of the killis though!

    You could keep a peaceful bottom dweller (cories or kuhlis) and peaceful schooling fish with them. What color/shape fish do you like?
  16. OP

    LpPb5New MemberMember

    Peacock gudgeons with Rams or just stick with one species
  17. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    In a 20 gal high, I'd do just one species.

    I don't think you ever answered if it's a 20 gal high or long. That will affect your stocking.
  18. FufuValued MemberMember

    If it's 20 long what about

    6x male snakeskin guppies

    10x ember tetras

    And try your luck with 12x RCS


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