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10 Gallon Tank: Would it work?

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  1. Gouramiguy17

    Gouramiguy17 Well Known Member Member

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    I want to get a 10 gallon for christmas and I want to know if my stocking idea might work:
    6 endlers
    3 sparkling gouramis
    10 red cherry shrimp
     
  2. peacemaker92

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    Hi GouramiGuy,

    Your stocking list looks nice. Just keep up with your normal water changes and you'll do fine :) I'm not sure about the Gouramies though. Wait for more opinions from other members about that. Good luck! :;hf
     
  3. Gouramiguy17

    Gouramiguy17 Well Known Member Member

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    The gouramis would only grow to be and inch or two
     
  4. peacemaker92

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    I know about their size :) I'm just worried about their behaviour. Most gouramies have territorial problems so they are prefered to be kept in pairs, I don't know about sparkling gouramies.
     
  5. Gouramiguy17

    Gouramiguy17 Well Known Member Member

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    Oh sparkling gouramis are very peaceful from what I've read and heard
     
  6. peacemaker92

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    Yeah, I've heard of that too. But I've had experience with Pearl Gouramies that are said to be peaceful as well but they fight against each other. Had problems with my five Pearls a few years back. Therefore, I had to keep only two.
     
  7. Lucy

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    They're very peaceful until they spawn then they turn evil. lol I've got 3 who
    started out in my 30g. When they spawned they took over 1/2 my tank and wouldn't let anyone else past the filter intake.
    I suspect they killed a lyre tail guppy and body slammed the other guppy so much I had to move him. I also had to move the 3rd S. Gourami, he was taking a beating also.
    Be prepared to move fish if need be.
    Otherwise, they're great little fish and make the cutest clicking noise.
     
  8. Gouramiguy17

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    Yah pearls are peaceful but if you put males together than they will bicker with each other. I think Lucy has some experience with sparkling gouramis, I wish she was on
     
  9. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

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    ;) Look up.
     
  10. Gouramiguy17

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    LOL I we posted at the same time, so I think the gouramis would be good and if they started to spawn I could move them into a 5 gallon I have just sittting around
     
  11. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

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    I think that's a perfect plan :happy0034:
    If you see the male start to build a bubble nest or a female (they're hard to sex) staking out territory, imo, thats when you should move them.
    Or when 2 start to hang with each other more than the others.

    Don't forget pictures!
     
  12. peacemaker92

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    :;lg That was funny!
     
  13. Gouramiguy17

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    It's going to be awhile before I get the tank though and I dont even know if I'm getting it
     
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