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I was wondering who has ideas on what to do with a spare 20gal that I have laying around. I already have 2 saltwater and 1 freshwater. So I figured I would start anouther 20 gal freshwater but have know idea of what.
 

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Or maybe a community of harlequin rasboras, jellybean rasboras and kuhli loach.:welldone:

I adore kuhli loach.:love: I own 10 in my tank but will be adding soon.
 

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joeshmoe said:
i would go with a puffer aor a leaffish
Joe, I wouldn't go over a leaffish unless Usmc is ready to shell out cash on live prey.
As for puffers, some will require brackish to full marine conditions as they grow. Dwarf puffers would be the best bet.
 

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Oceane said:
What about a planted tank with dwarf cichlids and tetras?
I may be wrong, but maybe a 20-gal isn't that big to keep tetras and cichlids together, even if the tank is planted. I was under the impression that large tanks are better to keep them together. But, I could be wrong as I said. Better get a majority opinion before you listen to me. :roll:

Maybe you could do like a crab tank? Or snails. Then you could keep a few small fish like tetras or something with them. I'd love to do purely a snail tank if I ever had the space and money. :D
 

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There's nothing wrong with keeping a pair of apistogrammas(dwarf cichlids) and tetras together in a 20 gallons tank.:wink2:
The only tetras I'd put in a 20 gallons tank are any of these:
Black Phantom, Neons, Cardinals, Flame Tetra, Kerri Tetras, Emperor Tetras, Diamond Tetras(my favorite :love: ), Beacon tetras and Lemon Tetras.

Some can nip but otherwise peaceful. The only tetras I would avoid are Serpae Tetras. They are most renowned fin nippers in the Characins group.
 

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GuppyGirl101 said:
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The only tetras I would avoid are Serpae Tetras. They are most renowned fin nippers in the Characins group.
Lol, maybe he needs fiesty tetras if he's going to have cichlids. :mrgreen: :jk:
The only feisty cichlids he'd ever get are Lake Malawi cichlids to chomp down the serpae tetras for being nippy.:devil: :wink2:
That spells no if you want angelfish with serpae tetras.:doh!:

If you want Lake Tanganyikan cichlids, stick with a colony of shell dwellers. Neolamprologus brevis, ocellatus and multifasciatus are your best bets.:mrgreen: That will also apply to Taylor's stocking problems if his tank is below 30 gallons in size.
 
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