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I was wondering, what species of schooling fish should I add to my 30 gallon which has some gouramis in it already? (The dwarf gouramis)
 

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Zebra danios, neon, black neon, or cardinal tetras, its all preference but those are the most common and lower cost fish. Im sure someone else might have more exotic options
 

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How many dwarf gouramis do you have? Are they all males? You really should only have one in this tank size.
 

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You have loads of options. What sort of fish do you like? Personally I would get a large school of nano schooling fish like ember tetras, CPD or chili rasboras.
 

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How many dwarf gouramis do you have? Are they all males? You really should only have one in this tank size.
1 powder blue male, 1 powder blue female, and 2 neon red females, as well as 2 snails and a dwarf crayfish

You have loads of options. What sort of fish do you like? Personally I would get a large school of nano schooling fish like ember tetras, CPD or chili rasboras.
I'd prefer something with some color, just I hate GloFish. Something which is typically $1-$3 and schools up nicely between the mid and high areas of the tank
 
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Now, I don't mind the price if the fish looks incredible when schooled up or looks better than a cheap schooler.

If u don't mind me asking, Wut fish is ur avatar? I'm curious, and Wut tank parameters would it need? I hav a spare 30 gallon I was gonna fire up when this one seems stable and I luv the colors of it
 
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I'd rehome 1 or 2 of the females and add a school of male cherry barbs.
 

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If u don't mind me asking, Wut fish is ur avatar? I'm curious, and Wut tank parameters would it need? I hav a spare 30 gallon I was gonna fire up when this one seems stable and I luv the colors of it
Thats my electric blue acara. stays about 4-6 inches. Mines in a 36 gal bowfront. Its technically a cross of a blue ram and a blue acara. Not found in wild but technically an american cichlid. Love them! A little pricey tho!

They got the size of an acara the looks of a ram and are good in communities. Disclaimer he snacked on my zebra danios lol!
 

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Thats my electric blue acara. stays about 4-6 inches. Mines in a 36 gal bowfront. Its technically a cross of a blue ram and a blue acara. Not found in wild but technically an american cichlid. Love them! A little pricey tho!

They got the size of an acara the looks of a ram and are good in communities. Disclaimer he snacked on my zebra danios lol!
Thx! Ya think one would work in a 30 gallon with some tiger barbs?
 

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Thx! Ya think one would work in a 30 gallon with some tiger barbs?
I think one would be fine in a 30. But i know zero about tiger barbs. He is a messy fish. Think mini oscar lol. Hes literally a blue mini oscar in behavior.

Edit: expect to pay $20+ for one. Petsmart carries them but i got mine from a mom and pop.
 

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I think one would be fine in a 30. But i know zero about tiger barbs. He is a messy fish. Think mini oscar lol. Hes literally a blue mini oscar in behavior.

Edit: expect to pay $20+ for one. Petsmart carries them but i got mine from a mom and pop.
My local fish store sells them for $18, just looked it up, thx! Could they do well with angels or is that a no go?
 

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My local fish store sells them for $18, just looked it up, thx! Could they do well with angels or is that a no go?
It maybe an acara but it we have 2 in the fam. Behaves more like its ram side. Seems to get along fin with medium- large fish but may eat little fish. My poor danios became snacks, but my silver dollars im growing arent bothered nor is the resident BN pleco. We have one in with other cichlids and he doesnt bug anyone.
 

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It maybe an acara but it we have 2 in the fam. Behaves more like its ram side. Seems to get along fin with medium- large fish but may eat little fish. My poor danios became snacks, but my silver dollars im growing arent bothered nor is the resident BN pleco. We have one in with other cichlids and he doesnt bug anyone.
Thx for da info, I'll c about getting one in the future
 

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I just want to mention that i dont know how well angels will do in a 30. But if it wont fit in the eba's mouth it should be safe.
 

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Alright, so I got some buenos Aires tetras, 4 of them, I'll c if they do good then I'll get more later
 
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