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I need fish suggestions
After searching through a bunch of posts, I'm more confused now.
My tank is cycled and I'm ready to add a couple more fish. Right now I have 5 platys in my 20 gallon with a single filter, pH is high (around 8 ) and the water is hard. I keep it at 78* with plastic plants.
I'd like to add 3 to 5 fish on Saturday and I'm not sure which ones. I was thinking 3 or 4 White Clouds and a Cory cat. How do Cory's do alone?
BTW: I'm very new at this, so I'm looking for hearty fish, but also colorful ones.
Cories really do better in schools. 2 is ok, but the more the better.
A high Ph like that is good for livebearers and they come in many colours, if you take all the livebearers into account you have almost every colour in fact and they tend to be quite hardy. The only problem is that you will end up with a very overstacked tank if you have a mix of sexes and no fry control.
Thanks for the info. I want to get a bottom feeder or two. Is there any that would be happy being alone or paired that wouldn't get too big?
I thought 20 gallons would be plenty big enough.....I think I see another tank in my future. I really have to choose my fish carefully.
I don't think kuhli loaches have to be kept in a school. I've got just a pair in my tank.
Ancistrus or pitbull plecs will all stay pretty small, and the small plecs are better algae eaters than the bigger ones as well.
It's a bit dofferent but you could also have shrimp. If you went with cherry shrimp these would contribute very little bio-load so you could have a couple of shrimp instead of fish if you preferred.
I've heard stories both ways in terms of schooling kuhlies and I've never kept them so I can't say.
Kuhlis are a lot less bolder when kept in lesser numbers.
I think I'm going to go with the Corys. Probably 4 total. I need another female platy, so I'll do 2 Corys and a Platy this weekend. Then 2 more after the tank settles.
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