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Old 08-11-2011, 01:23 PM   #61
 
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Ha. I wonder what the cat wants...
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:33 AM   #62
 
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So the girlfriend and I decided to take a trip last night to "That Fish Place", which some of you may or not know. Its about 1hr and 45mins away from me. Well they had sparking gourami, so i decided to get 3, hoping there would be no spawning. The smallest of the three (they are reaaaalllllly small) passed overnight, so I now have 2, and obviously returning to the store is not really possible at the moment, so we will see how it goes. The one is defiantly a gourami, you can see the colors on his dorsal, very nice. The other is small, and i believe is a gourami but they were in a tank with Gertrude rainbowfish, and they were all so fast, It looked like the person was bagging the gourami but it was hard to tell untill i got home. It may also be a younger female

The ember tetra are very interested in them, but have not bothered them. Im working from home today so ill be able to observe them. They are not shy, and have been able to share the morning meal with the tetra so thats good. We will see where this take me.

Anyway would a group of 5 panda corys be OK in this tank, I am having a hard time finding pygmy corys, and my LFS may not be able to order them.
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:45 AM   #63
 
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So the girlfriend and I decided to take a trip last night to "That Fish Place", which some of you may or not know. Its about 1hr and 45mins away from me. Well they had sparking gourami, so i decided to get 3, hoping there would be no spawning. The smallest of the three (they are reaaaalllllly small) passed overnight, so I now have 2, and obviously returning to the store is not really possible at the moment, so we will see how it goes. The one is defiantly a gourami, you can see the colors on his dorsal, very nice. The other is small, and i believe is a gourami but they were in a tank with Gertrude rainbowfish, and they were all so fast, It looked like the person was bagging the gourami but it was hard to tell untill i got home. It may also be a younger female

The ember tetra are very interested in them, but have not bothered them. Im working from home today so ill be able to observe them. They are not shy, and have been able to share the morning meal with the tetra so thats good. We will see where this take me.

Anyway would a group of 5 panda corys be OK in this tank, I am having a hard time finding pygmy corys, and my LFS may not be able to order them.
Yes, five Corydoras panda in a 10g is fine. This species is very sensitive, so make sure the tank is cycled fully and established; I usually consider a new tank to be "established" (sufficient for what we are talking about) in 6+ weeks. Acclimate the panda slowly, mixing water from the tank etc., and get all five together.
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Old 08-13-2011, 01:34 AM   #64
 
Bighuge what type of fish is that in your avatar?
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:08 PM   #65
 
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It is a cichlid from the Baltimore aquarium. I dunno what species, it has a hump so maybe a frontosa or something related.

So the gouramie did not work out. Two of three died, laying in the same spot at different times. Allthough they are the smallest ones so that may be why. I think i went to fast since there is still some coppersafe in the tank. Good thing is the third one is doing well. He is pretty shy, but good news is he is coming out to eat with the tetra. He loves exploring the maze of floating pennywort.

So the question is, will he be OK by himself? Or does he need friends? And He will be bigger by the time I get to add new ones, so will that make him more aggressive.

My stock will be:
6 Ember tetra (would like to raise this to at least 7, but dont want to get them from the same LFS that had ICH).
7 of some dwarf rasbora or something small I can find
___ Sparkling Gourami
5 Panda cory or 7 pygmy cory
Red Cherry shrimp
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Not adding anything until September when I'm back from vacation. Ill post some pics tomorrow
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:59 AM   #66
 
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Under the circumstances (issues, vacation, etc) I would not add more fish at this time. The sole gourami will be fine. But in September, if you like the species, get a couple more. Just be aware that when they spawn the males can be territorial and rather aggressive on small fish. A gourami is a gourami.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:21 AM   #67
 
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Yes, this will be the plan. Thanks again
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:50 AM   #68
 
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Back from vacation. All is well with the tank, I changed the water and added the 5 panda corys. These guys are awesome. My cat loves them too, he watches them for hours.

The lone sparkling gourami has been out more since I added them, could be because I added a small portion or java moss to the tank, it is floating for the moment until I have time to attach it tomorrow, the gourami likes picking at it.

Here is one pic, ill get better ones later.

Trying to decide on some amano shrimp or red cherry shrimp. In the case of the red cherry, they are cheaper online and will hopefully have baby's, I would like to add them to my betta tank to see if the betta will allow them, or they can maybe live in my 30 and be delicious snacks for my loaches, (sorry if that offends anyone).

Or I was gonna get a few amano, as long as they will be OK living off whats naturally in the tank and some algae wafers

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Old 08-30-2011, 08:34 AM   #69
 
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Its looking very good!
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:32 AM   #70
 
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Indeed. I like the very natural use of a tangle of floating plants; that will calm the fish considerably. Floating plants is undoubtedly one of the best things in an aquarium of forest fish.
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