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Old 10-26-2013, 07:05 AM   #1
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I have a 54 litre tropical tank which has been up and running a couple of months now. I have a handful of neon tetra and 2 guppies at the moment but would quite like to get a larger, impressive looking fish as the main fish. I know I don't have a particularly large tank but do you have any suggestions?

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Old 10-26-2013, 07:29 AM   #2
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HI everyone I have a 54 litre tropical tank which has been up and running a couple of months now. I have a handful of neon tetra and 2 guppies at the moment but would quite like to get a larger, impressive looking fish as the main fish. I know I don't have a particularly large tank but do you have any suggestions? Many thanks
How about a dwarf gourami? I love them.
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Yes I also like these but I wasn't sure if I could have them due to the size of the tank. Stocking a tropical tank is quite difficult as the rule isn't as black and white as a goldfish tank. Do you think I could get more than one dwarf gourami?
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Yes I also like these but I wasn't sure if I could have them due to the size of the tank. Stocking a tropical tank is quite difficult as the rule isn't as black and white as a goldfish tank. Do you think I could get more than one dwarf gourami?
No they can get very aggressive to each other. Some people pull it off but I don't recommend it.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:24 AM   #5
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No they can get very aggressive to each other. Some people pull it off but I don't recommend it.
I have a pair of dwarf flame gouramis that get along fine.
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Opinion about this is very mixed. My mum has 3 and they don't get along but I suspect her tank is overstocked so I am trying to convince her to rehome some. I don't want to make the same mistake.
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I have a pair of dwarf flame gouramis that get along fine.
Yeah same but I also have a friend that had a 50 gallon tank with a pair and they fought to death. So I guess it depends on the fish.
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Yeah same but I also have a friend that had a 50 gallon tank with a pair and they fought to death. So I guess it depends on the fish.
Mine bicker. But nothing where I'm remotely worried. Its a 75g planted
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Well that's reassuring. I guess if I get two that are already in the same tank at my lfs and appear to get along that would be a good option.

Saying I do get one or two dwarf gourami, how many other fish could I have in the tank? I have neons and guppies currently.
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Well that's reassuring. I guess if I get two that are already in the same tank at my lfs and appear to get along that would be a good option. Saying I do get one or two dwarf gourami, how many other fish could I have in the tank? I have neons and guppies currently.
You would be fully stocked, IMO. Guppies are pretty messy, and I wouldn't want you to have any major problems down the road.
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So 1 dwarf gourami, 5 tetra and 2 guppies would be overstocked?
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So 1 dwarf gourami, 5 tetra and 2 guppies would be overstocked?
Not over stocked, but fully stocked. Meaning you're perfect right there, as long as you have better than average filtration.
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Ok so if I decided against the dwarf gourami, how many tetra/ guppies could I have? I would quite like to get more guppies.
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Ok so if I decided against the dwarf gourami, how many tetra/ guppies could I have? I would quite like to get more guppies.
You could get another pair of guppies instead of the gourami.
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Ok thanks for the advice! X
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