stocking :)

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by petaddiction, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. petaddictionWell Known MemberMember

    hi guys-
    so I am so close to start stocking my 20 gal tank! I'll be leaving for vacation soon and I'll be back at the end of this month. Once I get back I'll be able to start stocking. :)
    So I think I want to include cherry barbs, endlers livebearers, false julii corydoras, and a golden german blue ram.
    I would love some advice on this stocking. Does anyone see any problems? Also, can you help me figuring out how many of each species I should have? thank!
  2. CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    Shoaling fish should always be kept in groups of 6+, so 6 corys & 6 cherry barbs.
    I'd leave out the Endlers as they prefer harder water than the rest of the fish
  3. petaddictionWell Known MemberMember

    what order should I add the fish in and how many at a time?
  4. Castiel*Well Known MemberMember

    I'd add your 6 Cherry Barbs first, wait at least two weeks if not three. Then add your 5 or 6 Corys, do the same wait at least two weeks. Then I'd add your GBR. I'd see you having no problems stocking them this way. Just wondering what type of substrate do you use? Those corys will prefer to have sand so their delicate barbels aren't damaged on the rough sharp gravel.
  5. ricmccWell Known MemberMember

    There is a Lake Tanganyika cichlid called a false Julie, or julidochromis; is that what you are referring to?
    If so, you will have some water compatibility problems, especially with the ram.
    Of course, if you are referring to another fish, kindly ignore this post:)-rick
  6. Castiel*Well Known MemberMember


    This is what he's talking about. Beautiful active little buggers!
  7. ricmccWell Known MemberMember

    Ah, , now that is a fish of a different colour---thx, my mistake (or maybe not--there is a Lake Tang fish called a False Julie, as opposed to a true Julie, one would suppose).
    At any rate, thx, and pls ignore my prior post:)-rick
  8. petaddictionWell Known MemberMember

    I actually just switched it to sand a few weeks ago. :) there's a thread about the transition.
    Thanks! Are there any other species you'd recommend adding as without the endlers it's not fully stocked?

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