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Suggestions For A Centerpiece For A 20 Gallon Long.

Discussion in 'New to the Hobby Questions and Answers' started by Jack.s, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. Jack.s

    Jack.s Mostly New Member

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    Hi there,

    I have a 20 gallon long tank and I am looking for a center piece.

    Currently in the tank :
    6 guppies
    1 platy
    2 Siamese algae eaters

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ninjouzata

    Ninjouzata Two Eels Are Better Than One
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    Hello, and [​IMG] to TFF!
     
    What is your pH?
    Do you have soft or hard water?
     
    Any specific color you're looking for?
     
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    Jack.s Mostly New Member

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    My ph is neutral and I have hard water no particular colour open to all suggestions! Thanks a lot
     
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    May I also say that my tank is 20 uk gallons so that is 25 us gallons
     
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    Bogwood and driftwood is always nice, you can look at some in you LFS, and as a bonus it is all natural and no two pieces are the same! And you could grow plants like Anubias or Java Fern on it. I would love to see a pic of the tank :D
     
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    Sorry neontetra97 i didn't make my self clear, I meant centerpiece fish!!

    Thanxs anyway
     
  7. NeonTetra97

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    Oh haha sorry [​IMG] im also looking for a centrepiece fish at the moment so I will keep an eye on this!
     
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    A nice piece of mopani with a few different extentions would look really nice. You could attach plants to the wood for a more full effect.
     
    Be careful of those siamese algae eaters. while not all are aggressive, they have the tendency to be. 
     
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    A honey gourami would look nice and is compatible with that mix of fish.
     
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    Are honey gouramis hardy? I as also looking at apistos, wha do you think thanxs
     
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    Most honeys are hardy, though it depends on the genetics as some are hardier than others.
     
    I have no experience with apistos sorry, hopefully someone else can advise on them :)
     
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    I have both apistogramma and honey gourami in my tank both are doing fine and both trying to breed and I have hard water too from Tom
     
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    thanxs for all the brilliant replies,
     
    i think i am going to go for an apisto, any care advise or other suggestions for species would be greatly appreciated.
     
  14. eaglesaquarium

    eaglesaquarium Life, Liberty & Pursuit of the perfect fish tank
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    Siamese algae eaters aren't really suitable for a tank that's not at least 4 feet long.  A 20G Long is only about 3 feet long, so its a bit small for them, especially as they grow.  Ideally, they should grow up to 6 inches long each.  One of the real reasons for this requirement, is that they are a shoaling species, and should be kept in groups of 6 or so.
     
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    What should I do about that should I try and regime them? I don't know how I would go about doing that.
     

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