View Full Version : what can i put in a 20 gallon?

12-01-2003, 11:37 PM
i have a 20 gallon and i want to get an aggressive fish that is really nice looking and will get big, but not too big that it needs a larger tank. Its tough with such a small tank, but right now i dont have the time or money to upgrade to a 50 gallon. I hear that green terrors will be too big for a 20, but something along those lines would be great.

12-02-2003, 05:51 AM
a single convict. maybe a single female salvini (not really sure about that one though. and a firemouth is another choice.

12-13-2003, 10:04 AM
heck put in a jack dempsey,they like being alone a firemouth is also good,

01-18-2004, 11:26 PM
2 convicts if your up for breeding:) The females look nice with the coloration on their belly.:)

01-19-2004, 05:02 PM
The Salvini is a long shot but the convict would work along with the Firemouth.

03-12-2004, 07:10 PM
i had my 2 oscars in a 20 gallon for the first year then moved them to a 55

03-23-2004, 05:18 AM
i agree with either firemouth, salvini or convict.

ive owned all 3 and they were all great. in fact i would love to get salvinis again.

i would suggest 2 salvini MAX. from my experience firemouths are a really fun fish also. dont put in a jack dempsey, simply too big the thing i hate seeing most is stunted fish, i saw a JD at the store not long ago that u could just tell was very old and had been in a 2foot tank all its life. its a bad sight.

or you could go for a dozen pretty rosy barbs! joking