Want To Double Check This Stocking

will this stocking work?


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Girlygreen

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Hi,
The inch per gallon metric works with the pearl gourami, but not with the opaline.

Some people might have luck with the cherry shrimp and pearl gourami. The opaline gourami will probably eat them because they do get quite large. But it depends on the gourami, if you keep it well fed, you may not have problems.


If you want baby shrimp, maybe consider a focal fish with a smaller mouth to be safe. Maybe a couple of Bosemani Rainbows, for color?

If you get two mollies, I recommend 2 females, that way you won’t have a fry explosion. If you want fry 2 females and one male is recommended, but again a gourami may eat the dry.

Add lots of hiding places for the smaller fish.

I would recommend adding a snail or two, as long as they are different species, they shouldn’t breed. Like a mystery snail and a nerite snail.

Wait a couple of weeks between adding fish. If you go with the gourami, add it last.

It’s also okay to overdo the filtration.
I have an overstocked Barb community 29 gallon with a 75 gallon HOB and a ziss filter, this helps with keeping the beneficial bacteria numbers up.

Best of luck!
 
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Lollipop0912

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I should mention, I do already have most of the fish. But I wanted to add the GBR’s. I do have snails in the tank but they’re rams horns.
 

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LOL!

Sorry about the reading comprehension issues.

GBRs might get territorial. So give them a corner they can guard. Maybe also add them in the evening with the lamp off so they don’t immediately pick fights with anyone.
 
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Lollipop0912

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Thanks! It might not be your reading comprehension issues! I’m writing this with 2 hours of sleep last night.... writing incoherency is extremely plausible!
 
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