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post #1 of 6 Old 05-20-2008, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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What should I do with my 20 gallon high?

I have one male betta and two loaches. I was going to add a few otocinclus, bought one a week ago, but it died today :( ..I changed my mind about those. I would like to add a few more fish, but I don't know what type. Suggestions?
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-20-2008, 09:34 PM
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I have one male betta and two loaches. I was going to add a few otocinclus, bought one a week ago, but it died today :( ..I changed my mind about those. I would like to add a few more fish, but I don't know what type. Suggestions?
What species are these loaches? Only schooling fish I'd try are the harlequin rasboras and then corydoras/kuhli loaches.

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They are botia kubotai.
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post #4 of 6 Old 05-20-2008, 10:28 PM
These loaches are a very active fish. They like to be kept in groups of 3 or more and provided with "gathering places" such as caves and broken flower pots. I don't think that Cories would be the best choice for these gregarious little fish. Upper level fishes such as danios, tetras, rasboras and other would make excellent tank mates.
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-21-2008, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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I've been considering getting another loach. But I was afraid 3 would be too much for a 20 high. Though it is planted and does have hiding places. How many schooling fish would be ok?
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I'd consider an upgrade to 55g before getting more loaches. 6 harlequin rasboras should be fine but again, if you wish to add more, consider an upgrade. A tall tank is just not adequate for schooling fish especially loaches.

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