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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-30-2013, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
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10 Gallon stocking question

I'm looking for schooling fish and maybe something to sweep up the bottom of the tank. In particular, I'm interested in chili rasboras or green neon tetras. Any advice on those for a 10 gallon or with a dwarf gourami? Would do cories for the bottom, but have those in another tank.

Heavily planted with anubias, lots of crypts, moss, and red tiger lotus. Currently stocked with a couple Amano shrimp, three otos, and a dwarf gourami.
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I would have told you to skip the dwarf gourami and instead do a honey gourami or something that is smaller and less prone to attitude problems.

So what I will tell you, is perhaps skip the really small nano schooling fish as I'm afraid of what would happen if the gourami got nasty, and maybe get some sort of tetra that is a bit stockier....like lemon tetras, those are nice. I'd get 6 or 8 of them....then you could just call it a day.

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I put three salt and pepper corys in the tank with the gourami last night and he got pretty nippy. That sucks. I'll probably return him.
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I would prefer honeys over dwarf too, they can have an attitude. Boraras would be a good addition with the corys and a honey instead if you ditch the dwarf.
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