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Old 03-22-2016, 05:01 PM   #1
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Good tankmates for a dwarf gourami?

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some stocking suggestions for my 20 gallon (high) planted tank. I finished my fishless cycle and started (slowly) adding fish about a month and a half ago. I currently have:

4 Sterba's cory cats
1 dwarf gourami
1 zebra nerite snail

I added one male guppy to my tank this week, and unfortunately the gourami started nipping at him and the guppy did not survive. I had done research prior to adding the guppy, but apparently not enough. I haven't had any trouble with the gourami and the cory cats. I want to make sure that the next fish I add will do well in my tank community!

I am considering fish like danios, mollies, platies, or tetras. I'm a little worried about the tetras, because my tank has hard water and high pH (~8.2). I am very open to suggestions, and would appreciate any advice!

Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:11 PM   #2
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I had neon tetras and gourami together with no problems. Fish can adjust to the pH.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:32 PM   #3
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First let me say there are all temperments of dwarf gourami and some will get along fine. I on the other hand, had one beautiful one in a 29 gallon tank who harassed every other fish in the tank. Finally I rehomed him to a 75,gallon tank where he fit in fine. So I would say be watchful. I would guess smaller schooling fish would work and the bottom fish, not sure about mollies.

Maybe others can suggest tankmates.


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Rummy nose tetras might work. Or glowlights, black neons, or harlequin rasboras would look nice.


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Thank you all for your suggestions, I appreciate it!
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