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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-29-2014, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Dwarf Gourami Compatibility

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I have a heavily planted 20 gallon tank with 5 White Cloud Mountain Minnows.
I want to get a Dwarf Gourami. I also want to get either t Neon or Cardinal tetras, some Amano Shrimp, Cory Cats, and maybe other fish. Is the Dwarf Gourami compatible with all the animals I listed above?
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I think a dwarf wit fit nicely into that community tank. But if it gets too crowded Ive heard they can be a little nippy, but typically dwarf gouramis are well behaved community fishes. Mine dwarf was also such a gentlemen. Just make sure you dont get all those extra fauna you listed, because then it would certainly be over stocked.
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A 20 is a good size for one mid-tank school, then a few specialty fish such as bottom dwellers (half a dozen of the smaller Cories) and a top dweller. I would add more WCMM, not another species as the mid tank school.
Dwarf Gouramis usually get along OK with lower swimming fish, most are territorial about the surface. Once in a while you will find one that is more aggressive. I have even heard of one that ended up in his own tank because he did not like any other fish, not even bottom dwellers.

Check the optimum temperature requirements of the fish you are interested in.

WCMM are cool water fish. Neons are OK (but this is another school). Most Cories are OK, but there are a few that prefer somewhat warmer water.

Dwarf Gouramis are warmer water fish. Cardinals are good with them.
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