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Old 11-30-2013, 11:40 PM   #11
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Let's find out about your tetras first would you mind posting a picture?
And a picture of your guppies will help me tell you if you have boys or girls (or a pair!)
Hopefully someone with Gourami expirence can help you with yours.....
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:43 PM   #12
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Not at all!
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:44 PM   #13
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Thanks by the way!!!!!!!
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Old 11-30-2013, 11:56 PM   #14
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Not the best camera person!
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Old 12-01-2013, 12:07 AM   #15
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Not the best camera person!
Hahaha thats ok!

Looks like you have two male guppies, 3-4 neon tetras, and the two gouramies i mentioned earlier!

So from here you have the guppies and the gouramies that are both top middle/ top water column swimmers. If you could re home one gourami, ( to a friend or back to the store and i would wait until someone with more gourami experience can help you before deciding which one to keep)
After rehoming a gourami you could (ONLY if you want to have some fry (babies)) get two to three females for each male. So 4-6 females total. Only if you want to.
I would not recommend just one female by herself, the males would gang up on her and stress her out a ton
With two or three females to keep each male's attention you have a much lower risk or stressing the females out.

And again only get female guppies (normally are labeled as female in chain pet stores) if
A) the males beat each other up , or
B) you want to

From there you have the neon tetras, which are a schooling fish (i think you had 3 -4?)
If i remember correctly they are middle water column swimmers, so they have little to no competition with your guppies/gourami. I would get a few more, because sadly the pet store was wrong. Three is a "school" but not quite to the degree that the tetras need :/ , i would look into getting them a couple more friends

Edit: The water column is important because if you had a tank with a bunch of gouramies in it, they would all fight for the upper column of water space, which is where they naturally live and swim. Same goes for the tetras in the middle column and if you had a bottom dweller as well.
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I don't want fry at all sadly!!!! (Mom won't allow it!) and I love both of my gourami!!!!! Why exactly do I need to get rid of one? And do I have more room to get more tetras without loosing a Gourami? I am totally capable of getting more tetras if I have more room. Pet-smart is scamming me! I'm totally confused by them! Grrrrrrrrr
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I don't want fry at all sadly!!!! (Mom won't allow it!) and I love both of my gourami!!!!! Why exactly do I need to get rid of one? And do I have more room to get more tetras without loosing a Gourami? I am totally capable of getting more tetras if I have more room. Pet-smart is scamming me! I'm totally confused by them! Grrrrrrrrr
As I have said , i don't know much about gourami, but they are generally a "one gourami" mentality
And aggression may become a problem as they mature.
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Gourami's are similar to bettas, males will fight if not enough room. Your tank is too small for two gourami's in my opinion. Males will stress out and fight females if they don't have enough space either.
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Ok! I'll see later
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:51 AM   #20
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Remove one gourami. Add more neons. Two male gouramis will eventually fight. Not right away, but after a while when they establish territories, they will fight. They get injured and get infections easily. Not a good idea.

By the way, it sounds like you didn't cycle your tank before you started. It also sounds like you're running your tank without a heater. Both of these are bad things.
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