Stocking With Sparkling Gouramis

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I am thinking about setting up a 20 gal long with
6-8 Sparkling Gouramis ((Trichopsis pumila)
12 Chili Rasboras (Borara brigittae)

Any idea for a bottom dweller? Kuhlis would be perfect but I already have them in my 40 gallon.
 

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Hello!

Firstly, that is way overstocking a 20 gallon with that many gouramis! They are territorial and youre pushing two in a 20 gallon if they happen to have peaceful personalities. You can only really have 1 for that size and they can grow.
As for the rasboras, a tank of 12 should be fine as they are small and school. (Do you plan on putting both species in the tank?)

Hope this helps and best of luck!
 

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Hello!

Firstly, that is way overstocking a 20 gallon with that many gouramis! They are territorial and youre pushing two in a 20 gallon if they happen to have peaceful personalities. You can only really have 1 for that size.
As for the rasboras, a tank of 12 should be fine as they are small and school. (Do you plan on putting both species in the tank?)

Hope this helps and best of luck!
I think 6-8 would be fine. Are you confusing them with dwarf gouramis?
 
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Do you want to stick to tiny fish? If so Asian stone catfish might work as bottom dwelers
Haha, can you tell I like tiny fish? I'd like to have Asian stone catfish but they like it cooler unfortunately. I was thinking I need 25 C for the Sparkling Gouramis which would be fine with the boraras as well.
Ack! Sorry, I jumped the gun on the dwarf v pygmies! Then yes, 6-8 should be fine.
Yep, the names can be so confusing with Gouramis, that's why I added the Latin name
 

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Haha, can you tell I like tiny fish? I'd like to have Asian stone catfish but they like it cooler unfortunately. I was thinking I need 25 C for the Sparkling Gouramis which would be fine with the boraras as well.

Yep, the names can be so confusing with Gouramis, that's why I added the Latin name
Ah sorry! I don't know of any other that would work other than kuhli loaches, cories or shrimp
 
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