Not sure if this is the proper place for this. I'm wondering about the compatibility of Dwarf Gouramis and live plants.
I’ve just received a 20 G tank as a present and am thinking about what kinds of fish to stock in it. It’s already up and running; I’ve added TSS and water + filter media from my established 5 G to help jumpstart the cycle. I’m still waiting for a shipment of plants that should come in next week, hoping by then the tank is well on its way to being cycled.
I’m fairly set on having a school of Harlequin Rasboras, Neon Tetras, and some Otocinclus. They fit right within my filtration capacity according to Aqadvisor.
Hoping that heavy planting will add to my filtration, I’ve been looking at Dwarf Gouramis and have been considering adding one to the stock. My main concern, other than overstocking, is that there have been a few reports of the gouramis tearing and up rooting plants and I’m wondering if this is common. Does it happen with most? Is there anyway to lessen the possibility of it happening?
I’m more worried for my plants since they did cost quite a bit. I’ll be fine without the gourami, not 100% sold on it. Other than those concerns, I’m open to stocking suggestions/ opinions!