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Stocking Advice

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Snailerator, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Snailerator Valued Member Member

  2. PheonixKingZ Well Known Member Member

    No. 1 Dwarf Gourami, 3 guppies, 2 Cory cats.

  3. RyanC14 Valued Member Member

    Corys should be at least 4

    1 x dwarf gourami
    1 x guppy
    6 x corydoras habrosus

  4. PheonixKingZ Well Known Member Member

    Guppies need to be on groups of 2 or more. :)
  5. RyanC14 Valued Member Member

    I think this could work then
    1 x dwarf gourami
    2 x male guppies
    6 x corydoras habrosus
  6. Snailerator Valued Member Member

    If I got pygmy Corydoras would that change anything?
  7. RyanC14 Valued Member Member

    No, pygmy corys and salt and pepper corys (habrosus) are basically the same size.
  8. Peter M Valued Member Member

    A DG in a 10 gal, may be pushin it
  9. Snailerator Valued Member Member

    I've heard a lot of people say u can and a lot of people say you can't also. I'm going to try it though.
  10. FrostedFlakes Well Known Member Member

    IMO guppies are fine on their own. If you are keeping more than one, and both are male to prevent breeding, only having two can be an issue because of aggression. Honestly with this stocking I would skip guppies entirely and just go with the DG and corys, although I personally keep them in bigger tanks. I would look into sparkling gouramis instead. You can have more than one, just make sure to densely plant the tank to prevent aggression.
  11. AJE Fishlore VIP Member

    Corydoras should be in groups of 6+
  12. PheonixKingZ Well Known Member Member

    Sorry, @AJE, is right. :)
  13. AJE Fishlore VIP Member

    I’m always right;) :p
  14. PheonixKingZ Well Known Member Member

  15. imba Well Known Member Member

    with cories, the more the merrier, definitely! I personally think even the dwarf cory species (habrosus, pygmaeus and hastatus) need to be in larger tanks, minimum 20 gallon. You will see so much better and natural behavior in larger groups 8+ and bigger space.

    I also think that 1 dwarf gourami in a 10 gallon is pushing it.

    For a 10g, I would go with 5 male guppies and some snails or shrimp for bottom feeders.
  16. PheonixKingZ Well Known Member Member

    I’d just do the 5 male guppies and some snails. !!:)