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Old 04-20-2012, 12:52 PM   #11
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I'm thinking maybe I could get rid of one glowlight and have

5 glowlights
1 female betta
1 dwarf gourami
2 or 3 Pygmy cory

Does this sound good for a 10 g or would I be pushing it?
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Personally think that sounds a little overcrowded, even considering that corys make great cleaners. Bioload will be your largest consideration. I'd think the glowlights can be rehomed to a larger tank. I've got a pair of oto's, five male guppies (four of which are juveniles still), three molly juvenile males and my DG. When my juveniles grow up I'll be overstocked...admittedly I would try all but the tetras. KUP (keep us posted)!
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I'm thinking maybe I could get rid of one glowlight and have

5 glowlights
1 female betta
1 dwarf gourami
2 or 3 Pygmy cory

Does this sound good for a 10 g or would I be pushing it?
Imo you should choose between the cories and the DG. DG and bettas are very hit or miss because they are from the same family. Smaller species of cories do better in groups of 6 or more.
What about:
6 glowlights
1 Betta
6 pygmy cories
If you keep up your water changes and have enough filtration it should be fine.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #14
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Went with a DG and put my betta back in for now... she's def flaring
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Perfect! Looks great, watch out tho, Gouramis love to.eat certain types of plants & there root!! I put plants in there that are not expensive just do he can pig out on them. I have had mine for 3 mo's & he is happy as can be with 6 neon Tetra, 6 gold neon Tetra & 2 otos, my tank is Crystal clear with 1/3 water changes weekly! Keep me posted! I would love to know how he's doing! Much luck!
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Perfect! Looks great, watch out tho, Gouramis love to.eat certain types of plants & there root!! I put plants in there that are not expensive just do he can pig out on them. I have had mine for 3 mo's & he is happy as can be with 6 neon Tetra, 6 gold neon Tetra & 2 otos, my tank is Crystal clear with 1/3 water changes weekly! Keep me posted! I would love to know how he's doing! Much luck!
Thank you what size tank?
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Red face dwarf gourami...sweet fish

My tank is 15 gal. A bit over stocked so neon Tetras are going into 40gal. new tank with a few new buddies to thicken the school in new planted tank + 10 bright eye Rasbora if not more +3 more otos then all will be well in both aquatic havens. I WILL post picks for you when I figure out what's wrong w/camera phone! Silly " smart phones" lol...
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Oh I think.pigmy corys may be the otos I was talking about in my tanks(can't spell whole word) Really may be the same fish the moderator was talkinih about. They are very small cat fish who are champs at keeping my tanks free of all algee. I'll find the full name yet they are great fun to watch helpful in my 15 gal tank! Algee busters these lil guys!!! Just FYI...
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My tank is 15 gal. A bit over stocked so neon Tetras are going into 40gal. new tank with a few new buds to thicken the school in new planted tank + 10 bright eye Rasbora if not more +3 more otos then all will be well in both aquatic havens. I WILL post picks for you when I figure out what's wrong w/camera phone! Silly " smart phones" lol...
My new guy seems to be staying in one place for a while. I'll catch him every once in a while swimming around but when I go to watch he hides again. I suppose he's just getting used to the new tank and tank mates... My betta was all over him for a while, following him around and flaring, but now she's hiding out too... Hopefully they all get used to each other soon!
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Oh I think.pigmy corys may be the otos I was talking about in my tanks(can't spell whole word) Really may be the same fish the moderator was talkinih about. They are very small cat fish who are champs at keeping my tanks free of all algee. I'll find the full name yet they are great fun to watch helpful in my 15 gal tank! Algee busters these lil guys!!! Just FYI...
Yeah, I've have a problem now with algae ever since I added my driftwood.
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