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Lita
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PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)15:16    Post subject: what shouldI add? Reply with quote

Hey all,

I have a 20 gallon tank. I've had it on the go now since jan/feb. Something like that. Anyway I want to add a new fish or SOME new fish. I currently have 2 cory's, 1 betta, 1 leoperd danio, 5 zebra danios, 1 pearl gourami and 3 algie eating shrip. So what would be a good addition?

Thanks
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benedictj
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PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)15:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, your stocking levels actually seem pretty good. That is, if it were my tank, I wouldn't add much.

Some things to consider-
You could add some more cories. They typically do best in groups of 3 or more so depending upon which type you have, you could increase them. (by 1 to 3).

You could also get a few otos, maybe 3, to work in tandem with your shrimp. Or you could get a couple of more shrimp (maybe 2, again dependent on variety. You could also add 2 of a different type. I don't know which you have, but cherry shrimp or bumblebee shrimp could add some color).

Also, mixing a pearl gourami and a betta might not be the best idea. Seldom do they peacably co-habit. You might wnat to consider getting a small tank for the betta alone, or finding another home for the gourami- that would open your tank up to a few more options.

Hope that helps
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Lita
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PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)16:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

what are otos? The betta and the gourami have been getting along fine. I was little worried about that so I have been keeping a watch on them and it's working out, so I think I will leave it like that unless and if I see them stressing. I would like to get a Khuli loach.... well some, b/c it's better if you have more than one right? like 3 or more?I would like to add something a little colorful. The shirp are like see thru and they are kinda big, although I ahven't seen them in a while and I only ever see one at a time..... anyway any replies are great. Thanks
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jersysman
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PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)22:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Benedicttj makes a very good point. The betta and the gourami will have at it one day. He suggested the move because you might not be there when it happens and why risk losing either beautiful fish?
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benedictj
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PostPosted: 2005.05.10(Tue)22:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

otos are otocinclus cats or dwarf sucker mouth cats, these. They're pretty chipper little cats, IMO.

It sounds as if your shrimp are ghost shrimp, fyi.
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