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    I have 12 pygmys in my 10G, but no gourami
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    I kept pygmy cories in a 10 gallon.
    It worked out fine at first, they were active and happy.
    But over the ensuing months they became less and less active. I'm not sure whether this is because they were getting bigger or not. They eventually all died off.


    A member from another forum that I'm on who has kept and bred cories for over 30 years has had a similar experience. She kept pygmies in a 10g for a while, but when they were moved to a bigger tank they were more active and happier.

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    I had the opposite experience, tried habrosus in a 29G, and they all died (?)
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    I doubt it had to do with the tank size, though. Bigger is better for fish.

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    I don't see any problem with the pygmy cories in a 10g - i've kept other dwarf cories in a 5.5g. I'm not familiar with the honey gourami from personal experience, but from what I've read one should be fine in the 10g. Maybe others can also give opinions on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anders247 View Post
    I doubt it had to do with the tank size, though. Bigger is better for fish.
    That may certainly be true...and there were kuhli loaches in the tank at the same time, that may have caused some distress....none that I witnessed, but these are nocturnal fish, so who knows what happened at night after I was not watching.

    I CAN say, I'd never recommend pygmy corys in a tall tank like a 29G...they do hit the surface for air every once in a while, like most corys, and a 20L would make the trip from top to bottom a much less strenuous trip, I would think

    Just from my limited experience with the little guys

    The 6 hastatus and 6 pygmaeus in my 10G are doing just fine, hide for the most part during the day, and all over the place at night.
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    Like I said. It's just my opinion. I respect everyone else's opinion on this subject, but I respectfully disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anders247 View Post
    I respectfully disagree.
    Nothing wrong with that at all, it's how we all learn and grow in the hobby.

    To which point do you disagree?
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    The pygmy cories in a 10 gallon part. And the honey gourami, to a lesser extent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel2222 View Post
    I thought about Asian stone catfish, but was turned off when reading how inactive they can be, and already have 4 pygmies.
    Any other thoughts on pygmy cories or 1 honey gourami in a 10 gallon?
    I agree, the catfish activity compared to the cories will be night and day.

    I have honeys but in a 75, can't say how well one will do in the long run in a 10 gallon, http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...ogaster-chuna/ does reccomend a tank 60cm or 24" in size for them. A 10 is 20".

    The other fish sound good and I would leave the ghost shrimp-they only live 12-18 months at most and won't reproduce in the tank. You can still up the RCS numbers as the shrimp have a very small impact on the tank. If you get a chance I do recommend upping the filtration on the tank, try the filters out in aqadvisor, but something that can handle at least 20 gallons-30 would be better is a good choice and relatively inexpensive. The aquaclears are good-so are the Aqueon quite flow filters-and you can modify it so that it is like a mini hang on back canister filter-ditch the cartridge and use the open container to fill with some bacterial media and filter floss or sponges. Also cuts down on the costs to replace the goofy cartridges.

    Good luck with your re-stocking.
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