Thank you everyone again. I am passing the info to my husband, the 36 will be for him, the 20 is mine.
Well, after days of everything going good, the angelfish died. He was fine this morning and ate his breakfast but I just found him floating. :( Only 2 dwarf gouramis, 1 neon, lady betta and pleco made it thru.
I do not want to EVER go through this again! So help me stock the 20 gallon please. I would like to keep the blue gourami, I have always wanted one. Lets work around him, ok? How about a bunch of guppies?
As for the soft water, ours has such a high iron content it turned my hair orange before the softener. I can imagine that would be a bigger issue for the fish than the softened water, wouldn't it?
The kuhli loach look to much like a snake for my husband to keep. What looks like the clown loach and have that fun active personality? tiger barbs? He will have the 36 for his. He is looking to replace about 10 of the fish we lost this weekend for his. I have passed on your heart-felt caution and concerns. He is confident he can make them work as he has in the past.
Are Veiled Angelfish smaller than the other angels? I never saw them before last week.
I will see if we can take the little waste factory (pleco) back. I'm not sure if they will take returns but I will try.
I just want this to work. If this happens again, I will have a couple tanks for sale.............