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Old 06-15-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
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Hi all, my name is Conrad I'm 32 from llanelli in wales. I've had my tropical tank set up now for about 1 month and so far everything is great.my filter seems to be good as PH and nitrate levels are near perfect. My water temp is about 22 which is ok I believe?? In my tank I have 5 gold neon tetras, 1 leopard Cory (I think) and male and female dwarf gouramis who don't get along well with each other. If anyone can recommend a nice colorful addition to my tank that will be ok to mix with my current community then please let me know as I understand that gouramis are very territorial. Thanks for reading, hope to hear from you soon. Conrad.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:27 AM   #2
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First I'd rehome a gourami before one is killed
Second up the cory school to six
Third up the neon school to six
Then you could add a platy or two or maybe another school of six zebra danios or six penguin tetras
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:46 AM   #3
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First I'd rehome a gourami before one is killed
Second up the cory school to six
Third up the neon school to six
Then you could add a platy or two or maybe another school of six zebra danios or six penguin tetras
Sounds like good advice thank you. I purchased all the fish on the advice of the person at the aquatics store so would you say they have given me the incorrect advice? They said I should have 5 tetras, 1 Cory because my tank cycle wasn't finished and a pair of gouramis would be ok as males would kill other males. I have heard that maybe getting another female gourami would take the pressure off the female I already have??
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Sounds like good advice thank you. I purchased all the fish on the advice of the person at the aquatics store so would you say they have given me the incorrect advice? They said I should have 5 tetras, 1 Cory because my tank cycle wasn't finished and a pair of gouramis would be ok as males would kill other males. I have heard that maybe getting another female gourami would take the pressure off the female I already have??
I'd say that the advice is incorrect, yes
Males will kill other males but they will also kill other females so be cautious and rehome one IMO(in my opinion)
I wouldn't add anymore gourami because you need to up both schools and the gourami may kill smaller fish
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Ok thanks, I purchased the Cory about 50 miles from where I live so it's unlikely that il be going back there in the near future. Could I buy 5 Adolfo Cory's to school with the leopard I already have or is that something that wouldn't work for my leopard Cory?
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Ok thanks, I purchased the Cory about 50 miles from where I live so it's unlikely that il be going back there in the near future. Could I buy 5 Adolfo Cory's to school with the leopard I already have or is that something that wouldn't work for my leopard Cory?
You need all of one type
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Hi Conrad.

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From a fellow taffy.

Just wondering what size your tank is as you haven't mentioned it.

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Thanks for all your kind and helpful advice emerald76, shwmae Jon butt.
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My tank is 94 liters jon
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Emerald may have some more advice with stock options.

94 litres initially seems like alot but depending on choice of fish it can be limiting due to numbers needed to keep fish happy etc.

I have a 200 litre tank with only a small amount of stock in comparison to some people.

3 Bolivian rams
7 penguin tetras
7 zebra danios
2 golden algae eaters
6 amano shrimp
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