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post #1 of 8 Old 03-10-2011, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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20 gallon tank OK!!

ok so I have a cycled 20 gallon tank and i was wondering if these fish would be ok??
2 dwarf gouramis
3 dalmation mollies
1 upside down catfish
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-10-2011, 07:19 PM
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As long as the upside down catfish you are referring to is Synodontis nigriventris I would consider this fine for a 20g.
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-12-2011, 10:15 AM
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And, make sure the Dwarf Gourami are a pair, male and female, not two males. Check the info in our profile, click on the shaded name here to go to the profile.

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post #4 of 8 Old 03-14-2011, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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haha ok so they are both males of course lol ): actually logged on to see if their aggression towards each other was normal! should i donate one back to petsmart? i have the receipt and its within the return period, so should i purchase a female or would one be ok alone
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and ty for reply
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haha ok so they are both males of course lol ): actually logged on to see if their aggression towards each other was normal! should i donate one back to petsmart? i have the receipt and its within the return period, so should i purchase a female or would one be ok alone
If both are males, I would return one and try to get a female. If not, the one will be fine in a 20g.

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post #7 of 8 Old 03-15-2011, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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K. So i returned one of the male gouramis, and was now wondering if i could replace him with 4 bleeding heart tetras? thanks again for any input
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K. So i returned one of the male gouramis, and was now wondering if i could replace him with 4 bleeding heart tetras? thanks again for any input
I would not get Bleeding Heart Tetra for a 20g. All tetra should be kept in groups of at least 6, some species need more, many do better with more, but 6 is minimal. This species is larger than many and needs room. If you check our profile [click on the shaded name to see it] you will understand.

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