Suggestions On Fish

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by happygolucky, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. happygolucky

    happygolucky Well Known Member Member

    Hello fish forums,
    I have ideas for my 10gallon tank once it finishes cycling, and I want advice from experienced fish owners. I have decided that I want a gourami, what kind I have not yet decided(most likely honey, powder blue, or neon blue, which can all be found on LiveAquaria). Now about gouramis, I'd like to have fancy guppies, a group of tetras, or some other small fish that won't compete with the gourami. Are there any suggestions as to other fish going well with it? Also, if I just pick two gouramis(male + female) will they breed? That is the last thing I want! So my choices are gourami as centerpiece and some guppies/another fish that works, or 2 gouramis if they wouldn't breed. One last question, is LiveAquaria a good site? I no longer trust PetSmart due to the fact that they have never said anything about cycling, so I want to try online ordering. I would purchase my gourami, my guppies, and some plants. Thanks :)
     
  2. Nympxzie

    Nympxzie Valued Member Member

    Sparkling gourami are good for a 10 gallon. I would say that honey gourami can work in a 10, but other users will tell your otherwise. No toher gourami (neon/powder blue or flame) can work in a 10g
    A few guppies (3-6) can work in the 10 with the gourami.
    Tetra options: ember(8-10), chili rasbora(8-10), neon (6-8).
     
  3. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Neon tetras won't work in a 10 gallon as they are too active and would need a minimum of 20 gallons.


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  4. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I would disagree about the dwarf gouramis. I have mine in a 10 gal, and he is much happier than he was in my 55 gal (and he had no aggressive tank mates - only cories and danios). He's eating well now, not pacing, and not running into the glass. I think a DG would be fine in the 10 gal as long as he's by himself.
     
  5. JeffK

    JeffK Well Known Member Member

    I think a trio of sparking gourami are the most appropriate gourami for a 10 gal. Honey gourami may or may not work as people do keep them in 10 gal. Personally, I used to have a honey in my 15 gal, but he's much happier in my 29 gal. Guppies would be fine, endlers would also work in a 10 gal. Celestial Pearl Danios are another possibility that would work.
     
  6. OP
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    happygolucky

    happygolucky Well Known Member Member

    Ok so how about my trio of Sparkling Gouramis, and 5 or 6 Endler's Livebearers? I'd rather not go with Danio's as I heard they are active and require 20g +. Any idea where I can buy these fish, such as Petco? I was leaning towards LiveAquaria but 35$ shipping and a minimum of 30$ is just too much for me.
     
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    That would be too much I think. The Sparkling Gouramis by themselves, or the Endler's by themselves. You could up the Endler's numbers a bit.
     
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    happygolucky

    happygolucky Well Known Member Member

    Isn't 3 sparkling gouramis a small amount though considering their size? What if I purchased 2, and then some livebearer's? Also, if I purchased all males(gourami), would they fight during mating? I don't want any of my fish to ever breed, so I'd only mix male and female if they wouldn't breed.
     
  9. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    TD is right, all I would do in a 10 gallon is 3 sparkling gouramis or the endlers.


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  10. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Is yours full grown? At 3 fully grown inches it likely will not be as happy as you think.
    Sparkling gouramis are social, I would do them in groups of 5, which is all I'd do in a 10. Just 5 sparklers and nothing else.
     
  11. OP
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    happygolucky

    happygolucky Well Known Member Member

    Thank you, and they won't fight during "mating season" if I get all male right? Or am I supposed to get male and female?
     
  12. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Not sure, but I would get 1 male 4 females.
     




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