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Need Stocking Suggestions for a 20 Gallon
Old 03-07-2011, 09:11 PM   #11
 
just females would be best. just males could cause aggression issues. also, cory cats do great with any substrate but with sand you'd have one cloudy tank all the time! they are very active and would stir up the sand big time
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Old 03-08-2011, 07:56 PM   #12
 
Just females is usually the route people go, if you are keeping one sex. I'm not sure why you wouldn't want them to breed, you could sell their fry on craigslist when they are a decent size to people.

As with most species of fish, the males are the more colorful, just a thought.

I'm trying to get my GBRs to breed right now, they used to lay eggs every week, but since I changed my layout they don't. I'll have to start buying live blackworms again.
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:00 PM   #13
 
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Since I want to avoid them breeding, would swordtails or other livebearers be okay in a group of just males or just females?
yes you would be fine
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:19 PM   #14
 
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You could also do a group of female bettas. As long as you have 5 or more they are fine together and they come in lot of different colors just like the males only with out the long flowing tails. I have 5 females in one of my 10 gallons and in a 20 I would think you could easily do 10-12.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:45 PM   #15
 
I was thinking shell dwellers... those are cool fish
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:46 PM   #16
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I am probably going to go with platies. I've kept them before and they did really well in the water here. Not really sure what other hardwater fish would make a nice varied combination with them, though.
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:55 PM   #17
 
okay well goodluck
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:54 PM   #18
 
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Thanks for all the suggestions! I am probably going to go with platies. I've kept them before and they did really well in the water here. Not really sure what other hardwater fish would make a nice varied combination with them, though.
Well for the top, I'd say the best would be guppies, they too like hard water. For the bottom two cool "oddball" choices would be African Dwarf Frogs or Upside Down Catfish. And if you ever decide to get a big tank in the future you might want to try African Cichlids, since those water parameters are perfect for them(just wanted to throw that out there.)
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:58 PM   #19
 
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Well for the top, I'd say the best would be guppies, they too like hard water. For the bottom two cool "oddball" choices would be African Dwarf Frogs or Upside Down Catfish. And if you ever decide to get a big tank in the future you might want to try African Cichlids, since those water parameters are perfect for them(just wanted to throw that out there.)
Upside down catfish live in south america if I am not mistaken and the water there would not fit their needs
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