08-19-2010, 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by rolf35
My plan is to set up my 10 gallon tank using a dwarf gourami as a centerpiece fish of sorts. What else could go with one of these without any sorts of aggression...i was thinking a small school of something, either tetras or corys. Any ideas or input?
This won't be easy. A 10g is small space and the dwarf gourami attains 3 inches so companion fish can't be small (like the dwarf rasbora) or they will get eaten. But suitably-sized fish will be too large as they need to be in groups (the medium-sized rasbora or danio or smaller peaceful barbs) and danio and barbs are active swimmers that need room to swim in groups. The medium rasbora might work, if you have lots of plants and do regular water changes, though I personally would prefer to see them in larger quarters as they do need a group.
A 20g long would be better with a pair (male/female only) of dwarf gourami, plus a shoal of 6-7 of the medium rasbora (Trigonostigma species, check the profiles). Or in the 10g, perhaps a single honey gourami which is a bit smaller, or a group (3-5) of the pygmy sparkling gourami and one of the dwarf rasbora (Boraras brigittae etc) species?