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CharlotteGlover

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im looking to add a centre piece fish to my 20gal tank. Ive got 5 rosy tetras, 5 danios, 2 kuhli loaches and a octocinclus catfish. I want a easy to care for fish that wont grow to big. I am upgrading the tank soon probably to a 40-60gal. Any suggestions?
 

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There are several varieties of gourami that grow into the 4-6 inch range, if I recall correctly. That's an option.
 

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Pearl gouramis are one of my favorites. Is this a 20g high or long?
 

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I think a neat idea would be to up the number of fish in your schools and maybe get a pearl gourami like FreshyFresh said.
 

fishorama

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I'd wait until you set up the larger tank for more fish...& then add a pearl gourami & more of current your fish, they'd all like more friends (like others have said.

Use your 20g as a quarantine tank for each species. I QT for 4 weeks of health. I can't stress the value of QT enough...but see what's going on with your faded kuhli first.
 

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Yeah, start adding up the numbers in your schools. As a matter of fact, otocinclus is a small catfish who prefers living in small groups, not alone.
 

DefJ123

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I'd wait until you set up the larger tank for more fish...& then add a pearl gourami & more of current your fish, they'd all like more friends (like others have said.

Use your 20g as a quarantine tank for each species. I QT for 4 weeks of health. I can't stress the value of QT enough...but see what's going on with your faded kuhli first.
Totally agree, quarantine is super important! Need to protect your existing stock from potential diseases from new comers.

As for a center piece, a german blue ram or an apisto would look nice if you didnt want to go with a gouramie.

As for upgrading tank, go as big as possible. That way you wont regret going with a smaller tank :D
 
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