Troy328 Posted December 31, 2021 Share Posted December 31, 2021 Hello, everyone. So, I currently have a lightly planted 20 gallon setup with only a couple of Kuhli loaches in it, but plenty of cave space for them to explore. I plan to add some more Kuhlis to get their numbers back to around 8 or so. However, after that, I'm wondering what to add next? I would love to add some type of shoaling/schooling fish. I was initially thinking Cherry Barbs, but I'm worried that I couldn't get a good enough group size without overstocking the tank. Would 8 Cherry Barbs and 8 Kuhlis be too much in a 20 gallon? I was also thinking about some type of Danio, either Longfin Zebras or some Celestial Pearl/Emerald Dwarf Danios if I feel like dropping some extra cash. However, I know that Danios usually like cooler water than what the Kuhlis prefer (I have mine at 78 F) but I'm not to sure how much that would matter to them. I also think Zebra Danios would probably run into the same problem as the Cherry Barbs, where a bigger group would probably be pushing it. If I went with a smaller Danio species I could fit more of them in there and have a larger school, but from what I have heard they aren't as hardy as zebra danios are, and I'm a bit nervous to try something with an intermediate care level, the Kuhlis were about as adventurous as I am willing to go. 😅 I would love to hear some input on if any of these options could work and how many I should keep of each in order to have everyone be happy! I am also open to other suggestions! I know lots of fish can go with Kuhlis, but I am particularly looking for something hardy that will group together. Thanks! 😄 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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