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Sparkling Gourami Tankmates

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Hi, currently working on a 10 gallon planted tank, which I think is coming along nicely. Right now it has some guppy fry and 2 zebra nerite snails, but the fry will be getting a new home soon.

I'm planning on getting 3 sparkling/pygmy gouramis from my LFS that I've had my eye on. Any ideas for good tankmates? I have to factor in the tank size, schooling needs, and all that, so any suggestions are welcome!

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There's a ton of nano fish out there. For your tank though, I'd suggest a school of 8 of ONE of the following:
Microdevario kubotai OR nanus
Boraras brigittae (or any Boraras species in general)
Hyphessobrycon amandae (the ember tetra)
Nannostomus marginatus (dwarf pencilfish)
Micronemacheilus cruciatus (zebra hovering loach)

The boraras come from a similar environment as the pygmy's do (stagnant water, warm, acidic)
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