Are Three Dwarf Gouramis Ok For My Tank?

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Hi all! I have a cycled 30 gallon long tank. I have 7 Buenos Aires Tetras, 2 sterbai cory cats, 4 nerite snails in the tank. I'm looking to get 3 dwarf gouramis-to add color, and they can take the 7.5ph water I have. Reading google says they will make good mates for BA tetras.
My 2 questions:
1. Will they REALLY make good mates for BA tetras? (can't trust everything you read, but I trust y'all)
2. How many dwarf gourami are a good amount? (are they better in pairs, singles, schools?)
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A pair is okay (male / female)
Two or more males will mean WAR at a certain point.
 

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Hello
I wouldn't advise keeping three, unless you have two females and one male, or all females.
Males tend to bicker with each other, and will fight.

I think you can do a pair of DG and some of the schooling fish.
Here's an option for you

30 gallons
8 Buenos Aires Tetras
8 Sterbai Cory
2 Dwarf Gourami
2-4 Nerite Snail
 

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Fanatic said:
Hello
I wouldn't advise keeping three, unless you have two females and one male, or all females.
Males tend to bicker with each other, and will fight.

I think you can do a pair of DG and some of the schooling fish.
Here's an option for you

30 gallons
8 Buenos Aires Tetras
8 Sterbai Cory
2 Dwarf Gourami
2-4 Nerite Snail
I wouldn't add sterbai and keep watertemperature down a little. DG's are less agressive in lower temps
 

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DoubleDutch said:
I wouldn't add sterbai and keep watertemperature down a little. DG's are less agressive in lower temps
Oh, I am thinking of another type of cory
I would suggest Panda Cory, you can also keep peppered or bronze in lower temps.

Pandas are super cute, and small
 
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Fanatic said:
Oh, I am thinking of another type of cory
I would suggest Panda Cory, you can also keep peppered or bronze in lower temps.

Pandas are super cute, and small
Will panda cory, be okay with the sterbai?
 
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DoubleDutch said:
I wouldn't add sterbai and keep watertemperature down a little. DG's are less agressive in lower temps
Thanks! Could I add panda cory to the sterbai cory, and still keep the temp down?
 
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Fanatic said:
No, I would keep a school of all pandas.
I already have two sterbai, though
I think I will go with your first suggestion, since I have all but the extra sterbai and the two gourami
THANK YOU ALL!
 
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