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    Hi, my LFS got some of these in today, and they're on sale this weekend. I was wondering if I can add 5 of them to my 20 gallon tank, which now houses:

    3 Platies
    3 False Julii Corys
    2 Guppies (long story)
    2 Dwarf Gouramis

    I've read the Galaxy's are very timid so I wanted to make sure none of these tankmates will be too boisterous for them.

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    2 gouramis in a 20g is a ticking time bomb, and it will go off. And the guppies may be at the receiving end of 2 fighting gouramis soon. I've not kept the fish you introduce so I don't know how fast etc they are
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottishFish
    2 gouramis in a 20g is a ticking time bomb, and it will go off.
    Even though they're dwarf gouramis? They seem to get along really well with their tankmates and each other.
    Livestreaming my 220 Gallon Aquarium
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    Yup, I tried multiple gouramis once, all was well for a week, maybe 2 at a push then bam, all hell was unleashed, outcome was 1 dead gourami, 1 beat up gourami, and even a dead angelfish who took a beating. After my mistake I tried one dwarf, this thing bullied anythn, esp if they had similar body shape, it picked on my firemouth of equal size!! Gouramis are deceptive with their initial appearance, slow movements and dazzling colours, underneath that they are crabbit little . . . . Let's stop it there. they can be kept in multiples in large heavily planted tanks, chances are in a 20g they will soon play up. Sorry if I pee'd on your fire there
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    The rasbora's a nice fish to have but I also wish you did not have the gourami's. They get territorial and males do not like other males with them unless they have much more room. With them in the tank, I think I'd be hesitate about adding the rasbora. Maybe you can take them back and even up the school of rasbora some?

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    My cousin picked up a school of galaxy rasboras about two months afo. They are very timid fish, regardless of their tank mates. They rarely venture out of cover.

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    are ur dwarf gouramis, 1 male and 1 female? someone correct me if im wrong but a male and female combination is fine and the fish dont show aggression towards each other
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    My galaxies started off super-timid when I had the 2 of them in a 10 gallon tall with 8 emerald eye rasboras. They hid all the time. They were also breeding all the time, it turned out (only 6 of the babies survived since I didn't save them from the tank or do anything special for them).

    Since then I have moved the 8 (2 original ones and 6 young ones) to a 26 gallon (34 inches long, but wide and shallow) with 8 khuli loaches, 13 emerald eyed rasboras and a male betta (Mr. Fishyface), and they are swimming all over the tank and being really outgoing and brave about it. I think it just takes a lot of time for them to feel safe, and maybe also a little more space than people seem to think.

    It certainly doesn't seem like the extremely active emerald eyes, or my constatly racing-around betta, or the wriggling khulis are phasing the CPDs in any way. Also, they've been breeding again, I saw another little see-thorugh fry in the java moss a few days ago.

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