What Can I Have In My 20 Gallon Tank?

  1. m

    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

    I have nothing in my tank now and I was wondering what fish I could have in it.

    I would like platies, guppies, and other small fish that school. Any suggestions?

    I 'm open to other possible fish too
     
  2. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    Hi!

    Is it a 20 long or high?
     
  3. OP
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    m

    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

    long
     
  4. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    How about this:

    8x neon tetras
    3-4x guppies
    3-4x platies
    8x panda cories

    Like this stock?
     
  5. OP
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    m

    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

    I like that idea. Could I have a bristlenose and cories or is that pushing it?
    Also could I have african dwarf frogs in there?
    Is there any other tetras I could have instead of neons because I heard they get ill easily
     
  6. aquatickeeper

    aquatickeeper Fishlore VIP Member

    You can have a BN pleco in this tank, but I wouldn't do them with the panda cories. IMO.

    I wouldn't do african dwarf frogs.

    Not a tetra, but harlequin rasbora?
     
  7. OP
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    m

    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

    Ok. I like that stock. Thanks.
     
  8. Lance0414

    Lance0414 Well Known Member Member

    How about
    12 Glowlight Tetras
    4 Platies
    1 BN Pleco
    12 Peppered Cories
    Temp.-74'F
    or
    10 Danios(5 Zebra 5 Leopard)
    2 Dwarf Gourami(Male/Female)
    6 Asian Stone Catfishes
    Temp.-74'F
     
  9. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    A few more ideas for you
    15 CPD
    2 Peacock gobies
    6 Asian stone catfish or 8 panda cories
    6 amano shrimp
    Keep around 72f

    or
    12 Ember tetras or chili rasboras
    3 male endlers
    8 Kuhli loaches
    2 nerite snails
    Keep around 77f

    or
    1 or 2 GBR
    8 Cardinal tetras or harlequin rasboras
    3 Rabbit snails
    1 clown pleco
    keep around 80f

    or
    6 Male guppies
    3-4 male platies
    1 Honey gourami
    8 panda cories
    2 nerite snails
    Keep around 73-74f

    or
    6 ADF
    2 nerite snails
    1 Mystery snail
     
  10. OP
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    m

    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

    Thank you for all the ideas. I'm going to the fish store at the weekend so I'll see what they have.
     
  11. Fashooga

    Fashooga Fishlore VIP Member

    I don't think a BN is appropriate for a 20g tank. Tank is too small and the BN is like a diesel truck, it's going to cause ammonia spikes in the tank.
     
  12. OP
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    m

    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

    I read up on them and I wasn't liking the idea of one because it might get lonely, I wasn't going to get one anyways but thanks for the advice
     
  13. Lance0414

    Lance0414 Well Known Member Member

  14. OP
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    m

    mollybabes Well Known Member Member

    I'm going to get some fish and some snails, but that is a nice idea you have there. I'll put it to my sister and see if she likes that idea.
     
  15. E

    Eden5903 Valued Member Member

    Dwarf Pufferfish. They are awesome. Great personality