Join Date: Oct 2012
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Best Mix for a 20 gallon Sorority?
Hello to all! I need help finding the best mix of fish for my future 20-23 gallon tank. I'm hoping to get a long glass. The tank will have a Tetra 10-30i filter, lots of real plants (marimo ball, water sprite, java moss, and so on), heater, and decore. I keep my tank clean and my pwc up (I actually do more than necessary).
The Betta will all be sisters that I'm raising together (they are one month old atm). They are VT and expected to be a little small because of mom's size. I know for sure that I want at LEAST 5 Female Betta and 5 Kuhli Loaches in this tank. I also know that besies Bettas and Kuhlis, Otos are the only other fish I would add to the mix because of their cleaning ability and small size.
So my question boils down to numbers. Considering all the factors, how many Betta and Kuhli can I keep in this tank? Also, should I include otos and if so, how many?
*Additional Question: What sand substrate (type and brand) would work best with this setup?
Tank 1: 25gal tank RIP
Tank 2: Snake habitat. Home to Albino Sand Boa Lily
Other Pets: minpin (Sugar) and rat terrier (Missy)
Is a fishkeeper still a fishkeeper when they no longer have fish to keep?