Upgraded 20g Long

Discussion in 'Serpae Tetra' started by itsayes, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. itsayesValued MemberMember

    Finally was able to upgrade my serpaes from a 10 gallon to a 20 long.

    They were in 10 gallon because they couldn't behave in my community tank and had to be removed!

    How do you like it?


  2. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

  3. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    Serpaes are beautiful. I'd love to have some, but keep hearing about that aggression.

    Your tank is nice. What kind of plants are those?

  4. itsayesValued MemberMember

    Only 6. Not too comfortable putting anything else in with them after seeing them in community tank. Don't reallywant to up their school either as they're not my favorite at that moment. Any suggestions?
  5. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    So are you planning to rehome the serpaes?
  6. itsayesValued MemberMember

    Italian val, banana plant, moss balls, anubias and pearlweed (that's what it was labeled as, not sure if it's right tho)

    Undecided really...looking for some input. Realistically I'd probably add a couple more and keep it species only, or put something else in that could handle the aggression.
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  7. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Serpaes are known for aggression and fin nipping so anything with long delicate fins will be nipped. If you do rehome them you could make a great community tank.
  8. JLeeMWell Known MemberMember

    What about some cherry barbs? They don't have long fins, and get decent size.
  9. itsayesValued MemberMember

    I do like cherry barbs. How many would you add? Just got some black ruby barbs in another tank and they're great.

    Need to start researching. Smallest community tank I've done is a 46 gallon. What would you suggest for a 20 g community?

    Edit: I also have an empty 20 high that I'll need help stocking but I'll create another thread for that I guess
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  10. Sushi rollNew MemberMember

    It looks better then my 60 gal :D
  11. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Okay for you 20 long you could do
    2 Peacock Gudgeons
    8 Panda Corys
    8 Cherry Barbs
    10 Red Cherries Shrimp
    2 Nerite Snails
    I think that will work
  12. itsayesValued MemberMember

    Haha thanks. I don't believe it!
  13. JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    are you looking to stock the 20g long with the serpeas or not including them?
  14. itsayesValued MemberMember

    Considering both options. I honestly think my girlfriend would be too upset to rehome them though. They were the first fish we got together.
  15. JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    Bring up the school of them to atleast 10 they'll be fine, they'll be to distracted by eachother and won't bother the others.

    I would do

    1 Dwarf Gourami
    2 Bolivian Rams
    12 Serpea Tetras
    8 Panda Corys or Peperred corys
  16. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    I'm not sure about the Gourami because the serpaes will nip at the flowing antennas on the Gourami. IMO everything else looks good but the gourami.
  17. JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    Dwarf Gouramis can handle themself exceptionally well, if anything most of the time they are the problem in a small community tank, most fish like Serpea Tetras and tiger barbs ect... are only really aggressive in low numbers, get a nice sized group of atleast 10+ they shouldn't bother others , theyll be to distracted by eachother, they are a gregarious species that form loose hierarchies, with rival males continually battling with each other for female attention and positioning in the group.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2017
  18. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Oh okay then
  19. itsayesValued MemberMember

    I like the sounds of that. Don't think it's over stocking?

    What would be the ideal temp?
  20. JesseMoreira06Well Known MemberMember

    No not at all , I think it's perfect , would I add more no, but it's diffinetly not over stocking a 20g long.

    Ideal temp would be 73-74F, no higher then that because of the Bolivian ram and Panda corys.

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