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    Nice background. Is it inside or outside of the tank? How did you attach it? Sorry for all the questions but i really like that background lol.
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    I love the tank, you did a great job, but I feel the need to come down on you for the stocking....terrible choices...

    200 liters is about 50 gallons rights?

    Two gouramis....more often than not the dominant will chase the other one until it dies. The dwarf gouramis are the same, however the big gourami may kill those as well.

    2 neon tetras is not enough, minimum school size is 8 but 12 are recommended.

    Can you post what type of leopard catfish, there are plecos and cories that are both leaopards plus others.

    Rainbow fish - See tetras, they do best in schools of minimum of 6 fish.

    If I were to recommend a stocking alternative....
    1 Blue gourami
    12 neon tetras
    1 albino shark (although this is pushing it too, tank is short and they can reach 7")
    6 rainbow fish
    4 Sterbai Cory
    1 BNP
    4 Platy

    Every fish keeper has different experiences and you may find this scenario to work in your tank, but typically your stocking choices will end up with regrets. Sorry to be a bad news downer.

    Good luck though, tank is still nice to look at!
    55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"

    Video of 55GAL Tank - DEC 2012

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    Thanks everybody :)

    @ Gogi, It is attached inside the aquarium with aquarium silicoln sealent, that is what I was told from the store.

    @ ddavis1979 - I'll take every advise, thanks for telling me yours :) I will appreciate help!
    I don't know is sex make difference since blue gourami thI have 1 male and 1 female and dwarf 1 male and 3 females.

    I've had 6 neon tetras and 3 rainbow fish, but I had ich and 4 tetras and 2 rainbows died. They are all fine now, since I gave them medicine and did water change and change the carbon.

    and sorry if I may sound stupid, but what type of fish is BNP please?

    Tank is almost 53 gallons.

    This is a photo of the leopard catfish:

    Last edited by JosephScic; 12-21-2012 at 10:18 PM.

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    Tank looks good.
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    BNP is Bristle Nose Pleco.

    I learn something new everyday, I have a Cory Cat that was sold as a Julii Cory, but it ends up that its a "Corydoras trilineatus" which is also called a Leopard Cory. But wait there is a "Corydoras leopardus" which is also a Leopard Cory.

    I think we both have the Corydoras trilineatus, also called the ThreeStripe Cory. I do love that fish!
    55 Gallon Freshwater Tank (semi-planted) 48"x21"x13"

    Video of 55GAL Tank - DEC 2012

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    I do not think it matters that your gouramis are 1 male and 1 female or 1 male and 3 female for the dwarf. The fact that they look similar will result in one chasing the rest until they die, most likely with only the dominant one surviving. I would recommend the stocking list ddavis gave you or something adapted slightly based on your preferences.

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    That tank is beautifully planted. IMO it would look just as pretty with a single gourami as the centerpiece; you could take the rest back to your LFS for store credit and get some smaller fish too.

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    I think I will take your advise. Juist forgot to mention that I have also 3 siamese algae eaters.

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