Will This Stocking Be Ok? Question

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Danthefishlover135, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Danthefishlover135New MemberMember

    I was wondering if I can put 2 neon blue gourami, 1 powder blue dwaf gourami, 1 flame dwarf gourami and 2 peppers cory catfish. I'm just asking I have done some research and some people said it would be fine and others said no. In a 20 gallon tank.

  2. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    I would say no. What size tank is this? Having multiple species or even many of the same species is usually not a good idea. The dwarf gouramis are not the nicest species, they can be rather mean to their own kind. It could work in a large enough tank, but you would also have to keep in mind that males are more likely to fight with each other than females.

    Corydoras should always be kept in groups, up their number to at least 6.

  3. david1978Fishlore LegendMember

    Honestly dwarf gouromis are known to be territorial so in a 20 it probably will not end well.

  4. Danthefishlover135New MemberMember

    If I only put the 2 neon blue gourami and other fish and the peppers cory will that be fine?
  5. Hego_DamaskValued MemberMember

    I have 2 honey gourami, 6 cory cats & 6 tetras in my planted 20 G
  6. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    You must of edited in the 20gal bit whilst I was typing my first message :p

    20gals is a definite no to multiple dwarf gourami. Even two is a risk. Best to have a single dwarf (or a trio of honeys), a school of corydoras, and then a school of tetras (cardinals, black neon, etc)
  7. Danthefishlover135New MemberMember

    Ok that helps me a lo. Anny suggestings for other fish with the 2 neon blue gouramis and the 6cory cats
  8. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    As mentioned, I would not put two male dwarf gouramis in a 20g. Females are uncommon, but if you can find one, a pair can be done. Peppered cories require temperatures below 75F, I would go with some other cory species like C. aeneus with the Dwarf gourami.
  9. Danthefishlover135New MemberMember

    Ok so if I put 3 honey gouramis and 6 Cory's and other fish in a 20 it will be ok
  10. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Yes, a trio of Honeys would work instead of the DG. I'd go with a warmer species like bronze or sterbai for the corys. What are the "other" fish are you thinking about?
  11. Danthefishlover135New MemberMember

    Are the honey gouromis dwaf?

    I'm not sure what other fish. I'm open to suggestions
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  12. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Honey gouramis stay small and could be considered dwarfs, but the common name 'dwarf gouramis' belongs to different species (Trichogaster lalius).
  13. Danthefishlover135New MemberMember

    Ok thank you

    If I get panda Cory's is that fine?
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  14. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    The suggestions that @Demeter gave would work ~ Cardinals or Black neons. Rummy-nose tetras can also work.
    No, Pandas also require temperatures below 75F.
  15. Danthefishlover135New MemberMember

    Ok, also do I have to get 6 sterba cats it pretty exspenexp on the website we're I get all my fish but I'll do it if I have to

    Can platys work too? Or guppys
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  16. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    Yes, I'd do at least six. I think you could add 3-4 male platies/guppies.

    So, it would look something like this:

    3x Honey gouramis (1 male/2 females)
    3-4x Male guppies OR platies
    6-8x Mid-dwelling schoolers (warmer species - mentioned in previous post)
    6-8x Sterbai cories
  17. Danthefishlover135New MemberMember

    Do the gouromis have to be 1 male, 2 female. Does it matter if it's 3 malie or 2 males and 1 female

    Also has anyone been successful with buying fish online?
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  18. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    I'd go with the 1:2 m/f ratio in your current tank size to avoid any potential aggression. I've had plenty of success ordering online, but it's very important to order from a reliable source. Otherwise, it's fairly simple business.
  19. Danthefishlover135New MemberMember

    Ok thanks
  20. Five 97Well Known MemberMember

    NP. Trinsfish is great place to order fish & plants from, check them out. :)

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