Suggestions? 20 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by 75g Discus Tank, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    Hello Fellow Fishlorians!

    My planted 20 long is kinda empty now due to an ich infestation that killed off all of my harlequin rasboras. (Solved ich, but lost all of my harlequins.)

    As of right now, the tank is stocked with:
    5x female bettas(Will increase to 7 soon)
    6x espei rasboras
    8x ghost shrimp
    5x nerite snails
    2x glass cats(Looking for better home, but if I can't, I'm keeping them in my 37)

    I have a red wag platy in my 37 that I think I will move to the 20 long.

    I kinda wanted cories, but I can't decide on what kind!

  2. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Not sure I'd risk moving the platy to the sorority - platies are obnoxious, and they need cooler water.

    Emerald, bronze, or sterbai would be temp compatible. I didn't see any Sterbai when I went to LFS in Houston this weekend, but HAW might have them, and I'm sure others could order them in.

  3. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    I already have Sterbai in my 75 so I’m going to say no.
    I also have albinos in my 29 so no to them too.

    My fish gallery has some 2.5-3 inch emeralds. They are super cool!

    I was thinking of salt n peppers, but kinda worried about them due to the fact that my bettas don’t do too well with nano species too well in the first couple of days.

  4. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Salt and peppers need cooler water than bettas anyway.
  5. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    I saw some panda cories at HAW. They were so tiny!

    I don't think that I can have them due to temp though.
  6. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Yeah, that's right. I wanted to visit HAW last weekend, but didn't make it. ADG and Aquazoo had some cool fish! You could always start another tank for some cool cories...
  7. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    I'm getting a 20 long for BN pleco breeding.

    It will be my first breeding experience, but could I have cories with the plecos?
  8. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    The cories should pose no threat, but for bioload and space issues, I would not. They'll all be occupying the same area, and with the multiple BNs in the tank, the bioload is already high enough. Competition for food might be an issue too.
  9. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    Ok. I think I’ll just stick with the cories that I have.

    But any other recommendations for fish?

    I have had bad experiences with kuhli loaches in this tank so I don’t really want to go through with that again.
  10. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Recommendations for what tank now?
  11. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    The 20 long for the OP.
  12. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Oh okay, I wasn't sure if you meant the 20 gal BN breeding tank.

    Why don't you go to LFS and have a look around? You can return with a list of the fish you like. It'll give you some ideas.
  13. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    I will go tomorrow.

    I’ll see what I’ll find.

    Last time I went to HAW, I saw a ton of baby farlowellas and I had to resist taking one.
  14. 75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    How about smaller loaches like dwarf chain loaches?
  15. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    They're very active and can be nippy, so with the right fish, they could work in a 20 gal long. I might just put dithers with them.

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