My 30 Gal bow front currently has 6 zebra danios, 3 male fancy guppies, and a male and female dwarf gourami. The tank has been cycled and running for about 6 months without any casualties(knock in wood), save for a few that didn't last 24hrs. The gouramis are recent within the last 3 weeks. Not sure how much more I can add at this point but I know an algae eater(s) is something I want for sure. Oto's? Bristlenose? Maybe another dwarf gourami or Corys further down the road? Maybe I'm done? Any suggestions would be great! FWI- I have an Aquaclear 70 filter and I'm currently changing 25 to 30% water every 7 or 8 days. Thanks to all!!
I would recomend to rehome the female gourami, as they age they really get territorial and you will undoubtedly end up with one dead gourami in a few months time.
A 30G can house a dwarf pleco, species which I like and some I have kept are - Bristlenose, bulldog, L226, L260, clown.
So your stock list would be;
1 small pleco
Sounds pretty ok to me, just watch out for aggression, DG's often see guppies as rivals and will kill them.
If you wanted a splash of colour you could add 8-10 cherry barbs. Just a thought.
Hope this helped
P.s - up your water changes to 50-75% per week, really helps keep the tank clean and healthy, the fish will thank you.
My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
So if I understand this correctly a female DG will turn on the male DG? I will watch for aggression between DG's and guppies tho everyone seems happy at this point. I will add a bulldog for sure. Assuming everyone is peaceful do I have room for the cherry barbs or cardinal tetra's?
That would be (eventually):
8 cherry barbs OR maybe cardinal/neon tetras
I will up my water changes to 50-75% as well. Thanks for the reply Scottish fish!
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Go with the cherry barbs they are much hardier than neons or cardinals.
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+1 to Steeler. neons and cardinals are pretty iffy.
Originally Posted by steeler1
you've gotten great advice from everyone.
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90 gal FW: Blood Parrots, severums, Jurupari, EBJD, congo tetras, angel, dw gourami, mystery snails
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Ok cherry barbs sometime down the road watch the DG for aggression. Thanks again to all for the advice!
Originally Posted by suzyque
Post a new thread in Beginner Section or Breeding under Aquarium Forum to get a good answer. But as for your question I personally think the bigger the better
55g: DG, 5 GBR, 4 Oto, 6 Sterbai, 4 Platies, RCS
10g: RCS, 10 Boraras Brigittae; 10g: UNDER CONSTRUCTION; 10g: UNDER CONSTRUCTION
MY 55G SET UP
, MY DUAL 10g SHRIMP BUILD
55: Amazon Sword, C. Red Wendtii, J Fern, Wisteria, Hygrophila Angustifolia, Moneywort, A. Nana, Subwassertang, Microswords, Sag Chilensis, Gold Lloydiella, Phoenix Moss
10: Crystal Vals, Dwarf Sag, A. Coffeefolia, Phoenix Moss