I am planning on doing sand! Thank you! Dwarf gourami's are cool but have a strong tempure, I have a extra 10 gal if I have to use it! (Though I am still deciding if I want DG or honey gourami!)This stocking is ok, and is at it’s limit. Be a bit cautious of the dwarf gourami though. If the he/she causes problems, don’t say I didn’t warn you. It’s a hit or miss situation.
Wether you choose cories over kuhli loaches is entirely your decision. I would emit both if you have big and/or coarse gravel substrate and/or excessive carpeting plants.
Not much else to say really.
So I've heard! I prefer sponge filters so it's a win win for me XD thank you!If you go with loaches make sure you use a prefilter sponge. They are infamous for making their way into filters and only sometimes survive the ordeal.
I am still deciding if I want a DG or honey gourami, I just love both sm! And I will read that, thank you!!!
- I'd suggest a trio (1M, 2F) of honey gouramis instead of the single dwarf gourami (you might want to take a look at My thoughts on Dwarf Gourami/Trichogaster Lalius, posted by jinjerJOSH22, one of our resident gourami experts).
- I'm okay with the neon tetras.
- I'd suggest the corys instead of loaches, but that's mostly personal preference. I assume you mean a single species, and one of the smaller ones? Bronze corys can get to 3", which is pretty big for a 20 gallon tank.