Dwarf Gourami Last?

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As some of you may know, I am in the process of slowly restocking tank. Currently, I have just 2 Mollies, a Swordtail, and a Bristlenose Pleco. Eventually, I would like to have a few more Mollies, another Swordtail or two , possibly two Guppies, but I really would like a Dwarf Gourami. Regardless of how many livebearers I stock or don't stock, I am going to add a Dwarf Gourami. My question is should I add the Gourami last or go ahead and add him before stocking the rest of my tank?
 

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I'd add him last because they can be territorial and they are sensitive to water conditions so making sure your readings are 0, 0 and some nitrAtes.
 

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Yeah, last would be best.

best advice i can give you about purchasing a DG is to WAIT until you find a perfect one. myself and several others have had great difficulty finding healthy DGs. if ANYTHING in/about the tank is suspect, dont buy.
 
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So probably purchasing them out of a tank that has about 8 DG is not a good idea?
 

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Its not the number of them, its the condition.

what i meant wsas if there are 8 in the tank, and all 8 look good such that you would not be able to choose one over another, then buy one. however, if there are some that do not look so good, i would hold off.
 
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