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What Fish can you have in a 20 Gal tank NON Heated?

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What Fish can you have in a 20 Gal tank NON Heated?
Old 10-20-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
 
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What Fish can you have in a 20 Gal tank NON Heated?

Iv always wanted to find out but no one has given exact answers on the internet.

I know theres:

Loaches
White Cloud
Gold fish
Platys
Betta
Pleco
Koi



The list has to be longer, can anyone please enlighten me?

Thanks

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Old 10-20-2009, 06:20 PM   #2
 
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No koi period, they get two feet plus. Goldfish would not be the best bet either, if I were you I'd go with whiteclouds and a betta or a female betta sorority.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:22 PM   #3
 
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Do you have fish in there now? if it was me i would start with a shoal of tetras then a few cory cats. and maybe a molly or 2.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:23 PM   #4
 
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with a non heated tank you still have to be careful that your tank temp doesnt fluctuate too much. do you know what your current tank temp is.....do you have it set up yet?? what are your water params??
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:24 PM   #5
 
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No koi period, they get two feet plus. Goldfish would not be the best bet either, if I were you I'd go with whiteclouds and a betta or a female betta sorority.
Iv got 4 platys and 2 loaches. I was thinking about the white clouds. Or maybe just putting a heater in with the loaches i heard they can tolerate it not sure.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:26 PM   #6
 
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ok would you want to rehome your fish and start over fresh? what kind of loaches?
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:28 PM   #7
 
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also your platys will need a heater. do you have a heater or not? if not get one. set it for 78 degrees ferin.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:32 PM   #8
 
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with a non heated tank you still have to be careful that your tank temp doesnt fluctuate too much. do you know what your current tank temp is.....do you have it set up yet?? what are your water params??
74 Degrees F, Its been set up for 2 whole days now with 2 platys inside. They seem to be doing fine.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:32 PM   #9
 
also most cories will need a heater also bettas!
I would just save a get a heater :)
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:34 PM   #10
 
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ok would you want to rehome your fish and start over fresh? what kind of loaches?
The guy at the LFS store showed me a few i can put in my fresh water with no problem platys were suitable. No1's ever told me u need a heater for them they've been alive for 2 months in the 5 gal tank.

I bought the tank used from a guy off ebay 20 gal so i wanted to make more space for the loaches etc.

Iv got a heater came with the tank. Just i thought it would be annoying because id have to change the degrees all the time and its in celcius 16 - 32.
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