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Need ideas for a new twenty gallon
Old 06-09-2009, 09:25 PM   #1
 
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Question Need ideas for a new twenty gallon

alright guys I really need some ideas as to what to stock in my new twenty gal the substrate is going to be small gravel and maybe a driftwood piece. I'm open to any ideas
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
 
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I thought you decided to go with some cichlids in the other forum? haha

Anyways, I recommend a nice school of some tetra, or maybe some barbs. Of if your still interested in cichlids, there are many types of dwarf cichlids which would fit in a 20 gal.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:26 PM   #3
 
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I have the other tank starting a. new one haha but I'm into ...not barbs haha
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:31 AM   #4
 
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ahh got ya haha ok... well hmm. 5-6 Neon tetras with 5-6 hatchet fish? Try making a biotope of sorts. Keep all the plants from the area as well?

Or do an eastern theme, danios and some gouramis.
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:28 PM   #5
 
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well i like gouramis but i dont like the danios. i like fish with alot of color and personality. i was thinking of doing just like 2 or 3 fish in this tank
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:07 PM   #6
 
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I say go with some gouramis then. Maybe some Pearl Gouramis, or Blue Gouramis.
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:40 PM   #7
 
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Shell-dwelling cichlids from Lake Tanganyika, maybe?

Neolamprologus multifasciatus, Lamprologus ocellatus, Neolamprologus brevis are some that could work. Check them out. They have fascinating behaviors, and a small colony of one species could easily be kept in a 20 gallon.

But then again, driftwood and gravel substrate wouldn't be great for these fish. You'd want sand and shells.
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:46 PM   #8
 
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thanks for the advice im going to go check those out. i love gouramis tho would any of those fish be ok with a couple gouramis
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:52 PM   #9
 
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wow those cihlids are amazing i currently have a cichlid tank but these little guys seem like they have enormous personality :D
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:14 PM   #10
 
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Yeah, shellies are pretty interesting fish. But wouldn't mix well with gouramis, I'm afraid. Totally different water requirements and they'd likely fight. Folks recommend species-only tanks or top-water schoolers as tankmates. I'm getting six Neolamprologus multifasciatus next Saturday. Been planning this setup for a year, and it's finally happening. =D

Since you're looking at gouramis, consider sparkling gouramis? I have some of those, and they're also quite interesting. You could put a group of them in a 20 with some other, peaceful community fish.
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