Dwarf gourami tankmates

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Agreeing with FinalFins, a dwarf gourami will quickly outgrow a 10 gallon.
 
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How is it to small. They only grow to three inches.

I also am using a 20 gallon hang on the back filter with this tank
 

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It not about how larger it’s how active, they swim A LOT some fish like shell dwellers would be fine in a 10 gallon as they don’t swim often. I found a 20 gallon works perfect for single gouramis. And I’m happy your over filtering but those numbers can be easily manipulated. It’s all about the amount of BB you have
 
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What would you suggest for the most active 10 gallon.
 

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first of I agree your tank is to small for the fish u have a 30 gal tank would be better if your thinking of adding other fish a 10 gal tank dosnt leave much room for other fish
 
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The gourami is not in the 10 gallon yet but everyone has been telling me to move him out of my 29 gallon with another male. There is some aggression between the two of them. But idk how to reduce it
 

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the 29 gal is ok for your fish but not the 10 gal u should have been more clear in your first post
 
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Is there anyway to reduce the aggression and keep both gourami together

Because then I’m running into the issue of understocking my 29 gallon
 
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To make it clear I have a 10 gallon and a 29 gallon. The 10 is empty, but the 29 has a Buenos Aires tetra, 2 dwarf gourami, and a dinosaur bichir who is only two inches. The bichir will be relocated when he grows bigger I understand that he gets big.

johnbetta any floating plants you would recommend that. I have two plants on the bottom in the tank already.
 

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ahh now every thing is adding up sorry for being a little mean or forword

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johnbetta any floating plants you would recommend that. I have two plants on the bottom in the tank already.
yes riccia or java moss riccia for the top of tank and java moss for the bottom and java fern
 
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It’s all good just trying to get a reasonable plan to house these fish because i have built connections with the ones I have and don’t have the ability to upgrade tank size
Have you worked with duckweed or water lettuce
How does floating plants help with aggression? And what else could I add to the 29 gallon if I keep both gouramis

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ahh ok

yes with duck weed but the multiplays very fast that is one option for u
 

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Jackkelly said:
How does floating plants help with aggression? And what else could I add to the 29 gallon if I keep both gouramis
No not really.
It’s really not recommend, they’re usually aggressive towards other males, that’s just how it is and given you’re already having some issues it’s not likely yours will end up being an exception. I’m sorry :(

Floating plants are great for Gourami tanks though and I’d 100% recommend getting some.
 

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