Question Can I Have More Fish?

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Tank is 22 gallons (23.5 x 14 x 15 in), well planted and has driftwood. I currently have:
2 Nerite Snails
6 Rabaut’s Corydoras
15 Amano shrimps (I know went overboard here... got stressed by an algae problem that won’t go away. Planning to move 4 amanos to another tank soon)
5 Ghost shrimps (that I never saw again so probably dead)
10 Neon Tetras

I’m planning on adding 5 Harlequin Rasboras OR a Pearl Gourami. AqAdvisor says I will be 90% stocked if I add the fish I’m planning to get and should do 30% water changes. Is this accurate?
 

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Your tank seems fully stocked. No need to add more livestock into the tank unless you upgrade.
 

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I wouldn't keep a pearl gourami in a 22g, I'd say a 30 gallon with 36L by 12W is minimum for them.
The harlequins would be fine, though. I wouldn't use aqadvisor, as it is inaccurate.
 
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I wouldn't keep a pearl gourami in a 22g, I'd say a 30 gallon with 36L by 12W is minimum for them.
The harlequins would be fine, though. I wouldn't use aqadvisor, as it is inaccurate.
Thanks for the info about the pearl Gourami! Do you mean I still have space for the harlequins? Minimum number to keep is 5? I tried looking for a harlequin forum here but seems like there’s none yet.
 

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Go ahead I have managed to keep 4 Glowlight Tetras and 1 male guppy in a 5 gal tank. They all are still living the guppy is 4 years old and tetras around 3.
 

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Aquadvisor is great for a rough Idea but I wouldn't use it as a rule... You can in my eyes slightly "overstock a tank" with the correct amount of frequent water changes, knowledge of what your dealing with and precautions. Especially if it is well planted as that helps with the water parameters
 

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If you understock it will generally make keeping fish alive for a long time much easier in my experience.
 
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If you add something I think a centerpiece would be a better option, maybe a Honey Gourami?
Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll google honey gourami and see if there are pet stores here that sell that. I assume a single Honey Gourami is ok?
 

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Hi, although honey gourami can be kept alone they are a social fish & really do better in pairs or small groups, if you have the room I’d recommend getting a pair or trio of a male & two females
 
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Hi, although honey gourami can be kept alone they are a social fish & really do better in pairs or small groups, if you have the room I’d recommend getting a pair or trio of a male & two females
With my current stocking, do I have room for a pair?
 
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