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post #1 of 3 Old 01-13-2013, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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20 gallon stocking help

So my 20 gallon high is now been stocked with the first wave
Which was:
6 loxozonus cories

I really would want a large school of smaller fish like tetras barbs danios or rasbora
I really want some thick schooling and nice colour!

Next I was wondering if it would be okay to get a electric blue and gold ram to accompany this one? Is that okay to do? Or over stocking..?

Thanks for all help!

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post #2 of 3 Old 01-21-2013, 08:08 PM
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A school of cardinal tetras or microrasboras should work in there.
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post #3 of 3 Old 01-22-2013, 03:01 PM
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Those are good options. No mention is made of parameters, so soft and acidic presumably.

To the question of more rams, no. A 20g is too small for anything but either a single ram or a bonded pair. Bonded pair means the two fish have selected each other; not every male will accept every female and vice versa, so you need to let them be in a group and pair off, then buy one of the bonded pairs if you want more than one.

BTW, you do realize the SAE (Siamese Algae Eater I assume) will get much too large for this tank, and very soon will need to be re-homed?


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