Large(ish) solo community fish for 20 gallon?
I have a 20 gallon tank (24Lx12Wx16H) I'm about to start cycling and I want to start planning what will be in it in 2 months or so. One of my ideas is to have one large(ish) fish along with a small school of tetras or something like that. I'm thinking 4" would be the max size?
My question is: What kind of fish is there that doesn't grow too big for this size tank, doesn't mind going solo (or can fit with one friend in a tank this size) and wouldn't mind having some smaller fish around without eating them? Does such a creature exist?
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The only fish that is coming to mind right now, is some type of gourami.
Any other suggestions are appreciated.
id say maybe a silver dollar and some giant neons
I say a silver dollar, too. Mine are growing pretty slow.
2 months for a cycle. WOW...little excessive in my eyes. Just add more ammonia if you want the bacteria colonies to get into place faster. Remember, bacteria grows nearly exponentially...just give it food and the system will balance.
use seachem cycle to cycle your tank.
it adds all the bacteria to your aquarium that you will need. No waiting!
Let us know what you decide to get... and let us know what type of tetras you decide to go with. Knowing the tetra you decide on will greatly assist in determining a suitable tank mate.
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