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    I want know how many dwarf gourami I can fit my tank. Its 36h x 18w x 24l. Or something similar. Also want to stock with Congo tetra and Cory. Thanks for the advice

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    Is your tank really 36 inches tall?

    A tank with an 18×24 bottom area can take 1m 1f dwarf gouramis, 0 Congo tetras and 10 Corys under 40 mm long/0 Corys over 40 mm long.

    The thing about tanks with small bottom areas is that they can only take small fish. Both species of Congo tetras grow to over 3" SL (excluding tail) so the absolutely the smallest tank that they should be kept in is an 48×12×12 inch one. If you try to keep them in a smaller tank, they will have health problems caused by stunting.

    What do you already keep and what is the water hardness of your tank water? If you are unable to measure the tank water hardness, what is the pH and can you ask your water company about your tap water hardness?
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    I think that it's 26", sorry. Before I had mollys and platys, corys, and a pictus. ph was around 7.4-7.6 . I called the water company and they said that it was 200 something over something, but not ppm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKitty27
    I called the water company and they said that it was 200 something over something, but not ppm.
    That's not especially helpful , Can you clarify it please [Call them again if you have to].
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKitty27
    I think that it's 26", sorry. Before I had mollys and platys, corys, and a pictus
    I strongly recommend that you research the fish that you want to keep this time around. http://www.seriouslyfish.com/ has by far the best tank size recommendations and info that I have seen anywhere, but some profiles are still not ideal.

    With a 2418 inch bottom area tank, I would be looking at small Asian fish and small livebearers. For example, a group of 10-20 Trigonostigma espei (espei rasbora) would be a perfect schooling species for your tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrKitty27
    ph was around 7.4-7.6 . I called the water company and they said that it was 200 something over something, but not ppm.
    That's not especially helpful , Can you clarify it please [Call them again if you have to].
    Most likely it was American degrees which are equivalent to mg/l and ppm, and also should not be used because they are just another way to complicate water hardness for the average person.

    It sounds like your water is quite hard, in which case your best bet is neutral to hardwater fish. Softwater fish tend to be more susceptible to disease in hard water, so I do not recommend that you keep them.
    Kat
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