Stocking question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquarium Builds' started by Platyfan104, Jul 19, 2015.

  1. Platyfan104New MemberMember

    Ok I got my 30 and should be ready to add new fish soon. I plan to stock 2 platys ( already in tank ) either 5-6 zebra danios 6-7 neon tetra 6 corys ( whichever kind is available because they sell out so quick ). I was wondering if danios would nip at gourami..... Or if I would need a centerpiece or any alternatives to danios such as cherry barbs.
  2. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    You don't need a centerpiece fish, just some prefer it :) The danios shouldn't nip at the gourami.
  3. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    Well, lemme just say that the zebras would be better off in a group of six, so yeah. As for compatibility of those fish, I can't help you there, I'm afraid. :)
  4. Platyfan104New MemberMember

    I was just afraid because I have heard like 50/50 on if danios nip or not
  5. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Mine were with a dwarf gourami and they never nipped him. They're in with an African Butterfly Fish now (very long, delicate fins) and they don't fin nip him either.
  6. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    Incomplete schools will cause them to be nippish and skittish, so it's important to have them in proper schools to avoid nipping.
  7. Tiny goatfishWell Known MemberMember

    I had my zebra danios with a dwarf gourami and they didn't nip at all.

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