Would it work? 10 Gallon Tank

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Gouramiguy17, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. Gouramiguy17Well Known MemberMember

    I want to get a 10 gallon for christmas and I want to know if my stocking idea might work:
    6 endlers
    3 sparkling gouramis
    10 red cherry shrimp

  2. peacemaker92Well Known MemberMember

    Hi GouramiGuy,

    Your stocking list looks nice. Just keep up with your normal water changes and you'll do fine :) I'm not sure about the Gouramies though. Wait for more opinions from other members about that. Good luck! :;hf

  3. Gouramiguy17Well Known MemberMember

    The gouramis would only grow to be and inch or two

  4. peacemaker92Well Known MemberMember

    I know about their size :) I'm just worried about their behaviour. Most gouramies have territorial problems so they are prefered to be kept in pairs, I don't know about sparkling gouramies.
  5. Gouramiguy17Well Known MemberMember

    Oh sparkling gouramis are very peaceful from what I've read and heard
  6. peacemaker92Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah, I've heard of that too. But I've had experience with Pearl Gouramies that are said to be peaceful as well but they fight against each other. Had problems with my five Pearls a few years back. Therefore, I had to keep only two.
  7. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    They're very peaceful until they spawn then they turn evil. lol I've got 3 who
    started out in my 30g. When they spawned they took over 1/2 my tank and wouldn't let anyone else past the filter intake.
    I suspect they killed a lyre tail guppy and body slammed the other guppy so much I had to move him. I also had to move the 3rd S. Gourami, he was taking a beating also.
    Be prepared to move fish if need be.
    Otherwise, they're great little fish and make the cutest clicking noise.
  8. Gouramiguy17Well Known MemberMember

    Yah pearls are peaceful but if you put males together than they will bicker with each other. I think Lucy has some experience with sparkling gouramis, I wish she was on
  9. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    ;) Look up.
  10. Gouramiguy17Well Known MemberMember

    LOL I we posted at the same time, so I think the gouramis would be good and if they started to spawn I could move them into a 5 gallon I have just sittting around
  11. LucyModeratorModerator Member

    I think that's a perfect plan :happy0034:
    If you see the male start to build a bubble nest or a female (they're hard to sex) staking out territory, imo, thats when you should move them.
    Or when 2 start to hang with each other more than the others.

    Don't forget pictures!
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009
  12. peacemaker92Well Known MemberMember

    :;lg That was funny!
  13. Gouramiguy17Well Known MemberMember

    It's going to be awhile before I get the tank though and I dont even know if I'm getting it

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