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20 Gallon Community tank setup
Old 10-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #1
 
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20 Gallon Community tank setup

Hey there,

Im wondering if this would be a good combination for a 20 Gallon Community tank the tank is 24x16x12.

I want to put in

2 Angelfish
2-3 Guppies
2-3 Plattys
6 tetra of some sort or glofish

the main things that i want are the guppies the angelfish if possible and the plattys everything else can change.

Let me know what you think of the combo that I said is it to much? could I put more? please let me know your thoughts if it isnt good then what could i potentially combine?

Heres an idea (obviously over crowded take some out and it will be better i guess)
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:20 PM   #2
 
Can you give your water parameter? Ph, KH and GH.?
First problem, angelfish get too large and are schooling fish so they need to be in groups of 6+
Second problem is that angelfish are softwater and low ph while everyone else is hard water
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
 
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Can you give your water parameter? Ph, KH and GH.?
First problem, angelfish get too large and are schooling fish so they need to be in groups of 6+
Second problem is that angelfish are softwater and low ph while everyone else is hard water
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I haven't put the tank together yet I will be getting the tank next saturday,

So it sounds like the angels are out becuase I heard from a few places that they arent a good idea any other suggestions for fish I could add in their place I'd like colorful fish with lots of movement I thought about a rainbow shark but any other suggestions?
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
 
If its possible I would try for a larger tank if money/space allows.

Again can you give me the water parameters of your tap?

One possibility is a school of tetras but water dictates what you can have?
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:50 PM   #5
 
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I haven't put the tank together yet I will be getting the tank next saturday,

So it sounds like the angels are out becuase I heard from a few places that they arent a good idea any other suggestions for fish I could add in their place I'd like colorful fish with lots of movement I thought about a rainbow shark but any other suggestions?
Definite no on the rainbow shark. They require a much larger tank.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:22 PM   #6
 
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What about this combination?

2 guppies
6 glofish I know these are schooling fish so is 6 to much or just enough or could I go with 4?
4 Tiger barbs I seen on Stocking 5, 10 and 20 Gallon FW Aquariums that They are distinctly sociable though, so keep at least six. In smaller groups they tend to become bored and consequently nippy, attacking anything that canít easily swim away.
2 platys
1 small pleco (I have a miniture pleco in my goldfish tank he is living fine and wont grow very big)

Any ideas on that combination additions or subtractions?
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:58 PM   #7
 
Tiger barbs will nip guppies so no unfortunately.
Wgat kind of pleco? Rubber lip?
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:59 PM   #8
 
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Im not sure what Kind of pleco I have one already I think its a clown or spotted he is really small.

Any other ideas to replace tiger barbs?
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:07 AM   #9
 
Is he silver with black spots? Picture?

Cherry barbs could replace the tigers but your really close to stocking capacity and you have some water parameter problems.
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Is he silver with black spots? Picture?

Cherry barbs could replace the tigers but your really close to stocking capacity and you have some water parameter problems.
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Okay so maybe up the plattys and guppies?

heres a pic of him
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