Will This Stocking Be Ok?

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Honestly dwarf gouromis are known to be territorial so in a 20 it probably will not end well.
 
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If I only put the 2 neon blue gourami and other fish and the peppers cory will that be fine?
 

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

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You must of edited in the 20 gallon bit whilst I was typing my first message

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)
 
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Ok that helps me a lo. Anny suggestings for other fish with the 2 neon blue gouramis and the 6cory cats
 

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As mentioned, I would not put two male dwarf gouramis in a 20 gallon. 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.
 
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Ok so if I put 3 honey gouramis and 6 Cory's and other fish in a 20 it will be ok
 

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Danthefishlover135 said:
Ok so if I put 3 honey gouramis and 6 Cory's and other fish in a 20 it will be ok
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?
 
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Are the honey gouromis dwaf?

I'm not sure what other fish. I'm open to suggestions
 

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Danthefishlover135 said:
Are the honey gouromis dwaf?
Honey gouramis stay small and could be considered dwarfs, but the common name 'dwarf gouramis' belongs to different species (Trichogaster lalius).
 
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Ok thank you

If I get panda Cory's is that fine?
 

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Danthefishlover135 said:
I'm not sure what other fish. I'm open to suggestions
The suggestions that Demeter gave would work ~ Cardinals or Black neons. Rummy-nose tetras can also work.
Danthefishlover135 said:
If I get panda Cory's is that fine?
No, Pandas also require temperatures below 75F.
 
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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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Danthefishlover135 said:
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
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
 
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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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Danthefishlover135 said:
Do the gouromis have to be 1 male, 2 female. Does it matter if it's 3 malie or 2 males and 1 female
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.
 
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Ok thanks
 

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Danthefishlover135 said:
NP. Trinsfish is great place to order fish & plants from, check them out.
 
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