Urgent! One Last Stocking Question Before I Go To The Store

  1. O

    Over It Well Known Member Member

    I need to know if I would be overstocked if I did-
    20 gal. Tall
    2 Honey Gourami's
    6 Purple Rasboras
    15 Pygmy Corydoras
    6 Mystery Snails
    2 Rabbit Snails?
     
  2. KinsKicks

    KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    Hello!

    I think that sounds just fine :) (M/F gourami pair right?)

    Have fun on your trip!
     
  3. OP
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    Over It Well Known Member Member

    Yay! Thank you!
     


  4. Lance0414

    Lance0414 Well Known Member Member

    Try doing 8 Harlequins/Purple Rasboras instead of 6, you would have room for the extra and the fish would enjoy it better.
     
  5. KinsKicks

    KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    And don't forget the pics!!
     
  6. OP
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    Over It Well Known Member Member

    Will do! I hope they have 8.
     


  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I agree, that stock is fine.
     
  8. OP
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    Over It Well Known Member Member

    I got lucky and they had the Purple Rasboras so I got 9. lol I figured better to get an extra in case I lose one and then they don't have anymore.

    And as requested, some pics!
    The Honey's are still nervous in the new tank but the Rasboras have taken right to it. 70dda1e009ffd591808fa0bb252327cb.jpg 8811f05fb6b74b03422f939cd0eeabd5.jpg 8a311140306b869dd929d2f6c4249653.jpg d0c12c7e91d97810b60ae4e74994bec4.jpg f783fd4fad26c3cb5568a1bfacd81158.jpg 4905c16d251fe1c5fea10c1ffebd32a6.jpg 73933ce3869abb1b6d94967b0f31af79.jpg ae6322963006f53ea7b9b04578d36d8b.jpg c2f592be1ef354f8a95f36fcd5a42caf.jpg
     
  9. KinsKicks

    KinsKicks Fishlore VIP Member

    Argh, purple harlys are the coolest. It looks great tho!! And those corycat are super cute and teeny :)
     
  10. OP
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    Over It Well Known Member Member

    Thank You! I am loving my tank now and I am so glad I went with the Purples. They bring so much life to the tank. :)



    Some better ones of the Rasboras. 031732ca50b4b8ce2a22b1d777086c0b.jpg 631d6f2f656c710e89fa948372542d95.jpg

    Is it ok that I have 2 male Honey Gourami's? I thought 2 males would be better since they wouldn't have the aggression issue when mating.
    I already had them and moved them to the 20 from the 29.
     

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  11. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    Both of my honeys were males and were fine. They'd chase each other on occasion and would face up to each other and touch feelers but never do damage.
     
  12. OP
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    Over It Well Known Member Member

    Thanks. That makes me feel better. Now I just hope they don't go after the Pygmys or the snails. They were with the Pygmys before so I think they should continue to do well, but we'll have to see with the snails.

    I know I'm pushing it, but I took back the Thick Lipped and got a Pearl. So I now have 1 Pearl Gourami, 1 female GBR, 4 Lamb Chops, 8 Sterbai Corydoras and 1 female Platy in my 29 gal. tank.. Hopefully it'll work out and he/she will be happy. I also can't wait to up my school of Lamb Chop Rasboras I'm thinking 8-10 would be a good sized school, but I can't find them anywhere now. Even online they are out of stock.
     
  13. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    I think the pearl will be OK. Usually pretty risky mixing gouramis, but pearls are pretty chill and honeys are extremely docile.
     
  14. OP
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    Over It Well Known Member Member

    Actually the Pearl is in my 29 gal tank and the Honey's are in my 20 gal.
    I edited it so it would make more sense.
     
  15. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    Kinda stopped thinking for a second, my bad. Pearl should still be fine. Sterbais, pearls and the GBR all like higher temps. Think rasboras do too but I haven't kept them since I was like 12 lol
     
  16. JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    So lucky! I love Pearl Gouramis. Lol.
     
  17. OP
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    Over It Well Known Member Member

    lol I wouldn't say lucky yet. If he.she does well then I would consider myself lucky. Gonna get some pics tomorrow. I think it's probably a male, but I'd like some more opinions.

    From what I read the Rasboras are good between 72-80 with 82 being the max so they should be happy.
     
  18. MattS99

    MattS99 Well Known Member Member

    Probably. I'd be keeping that water at like 79-80ish.
     
  19. JLeeM

    JLeeM Well Known Member Member

    They can be VERY hard to sex. Some people say the males never develop the red breast until introduced to a female, and that's the easiest way to tell.

    Good luck all the same!
     
  20. OP
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    Over It Well Known Member Member

    My heater is preset for 78. I do have another one that I think I'm gonna switch to. I think that one is adjustable.

    Very interesting. Well as long as he/she is pretty and bright I'll be happy.
    Thanks! I'm probably gonna need it. lol