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Old 06-26-2012, 02:38 PM   #21
 
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I can't find the button to edit my last post, so sorry for the double post. I for sure want Harlequin/Red Rasboras, Corys, and either/both a "centerpiece" fish / another school.
Are we talking the 20g, or the 30g here? If the 20g, I would go with just the rasbora and corys, that's it. You have rasbora at 10, that's fine; corys could be 9-12, either one species or 2 to 4 species with minimum 3 of each species. Mixing corys is fine, they enjoy each other's company.

The 30g gives a bit more of an option, but what are the water parameters before I suggest fish that may or may not work for you?

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Old 06-26-2012, 02:55 PM   #22
 
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You could add a gourami like a honey gourami or thick-lips gourami. In a tank with sedate fish, they are very comfortable. Rasbora and cories work well with them. Most gourami are fine in all but really hard water. So as Byron said in his last post, getting us your water parameters will help us pinpoint just what you can have. You can typically find them in your local water quality report.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:53 AM   #23
 
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I changed things up again, how does this new plan look?

5g 10g 20g 30g Fish
1 0 0 0 Female Betta
0 1 1 1 Honey or Dwarf Gourami
0 6 10 12 Harlequin Rasboras
0 3 4 6 Pygmy Corydoras
1 0 0 0 African Dwarf Frog
Plants to have/consider: under construction
Equipment: filter, heater, air stone, and thermometer
Decorations: aquarium sand and either ruin or woodland decorations
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:08 PM   #24
 
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I changed things up again, how does this new plan look?

5g 10g 20g 30g Fish
1 0 0 0 Female Betta
0 1 1 1 Honey or Dwarf Gourami
0 6 10 12 Harlequin Rasboras
0 3 4 6 Pygmy Corydoras
1 0 0 0 African Dwarf Frog
Plants to have/consider: under construction
Equipment: filter, heater, air stone, and thermometer
Decorations: aquarium sand and either ruin or woodland decorations
I assume these are "alternate" plans, so some general comments.

The pygmy cory needs larger groups than 3 or 4. Seven would be my minimum. This is fine in the 10g or above.

H Rasbora is better with more than less too, and I would not put these in anything under a 24-inch tank so in the 20g or 30g with 8+ in whichever.

The Honey Gourami can be in a trio, one male and two females, in the 20g or 40g, probably better than single fish. Forget the Dwarf Gourami, this is not a safe fish to buy.

These are general comments, not intended as all being possible in the 20g.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:33 PM   #25
 
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I'd do either a frog OR a betta in 5 gallons. It's just too much risk in such a small tank to have these two together. The frogs actually have a pretty big bioload too.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:00 AM   #26
 
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Oh, thanks for letting me know!
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