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post #1 of 11 Old 05-07-2011, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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Capacity overboard?

Ok real quick, usually I don't listen to the employees at fish stores bcuz the lack of knowledge but, this guy seemed to know a lil more and stated this would work and hes kept a slight more stock with success. Just wanted to get your guys take on this. (At the end of the day I might be taking a fish back to the store for credit lol)

10 Gallon Community tank
Filters: Tetra Whisper 20 and Aqua Tech 10-20
Water changes: Weekly
Substrate: Sand
Temp: 77

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3 Blue Dwarf Gouramis
6 Neon Tetras
2 African Dwarf Frogs

Now, I feel like I got talked into the 3rd Gourami because of the special. Am I too overstocked for the filteration I have? Or I'm just overstocked in general? Would this work long term, or am I setting myself up for a Short temp situation?

This is what Aqadvisor says for both:

For everything + 3 Gouramis:
You have plenty of aquarium filtration capacity.

Your aquarium filtration capacity for above selected species is 201%.
Recommended water change schedule: 37% per week.
Your aquarium stocking level is 114%


For everything + 2 Gouramis:
You have plenty of aquarium filtration capacity.

Your aquarium filtration capacity for above selected species is 245%.
Recommended water change schedule: 31% per week.
Your aquarium stocking level is 100%.
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-07-2011, 06:13 AM
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You should be ok with the gourami - the dwarf are really peaceful. And neons will do great in a 10 - I have a dozen in my 10 with a combtail male betta.
I can't comment on the frogs - we can't keep them here in Australia.
Just make sure the water flow isn't too hard and have lots of floating plants. :)
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post #3 of 11 Old 05-09-2011, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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Today there was a scuffle for about 20-30 secs. These guys at the shop said they were peaceful fish... Whats the deal?
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Today there was a scuffle for about 20-30 secs. These guys at the shop said they were peaceful fish... Whats the deal?
Even the most "peaceful" community fish can have occasional aggression. As long as one fish is not being singled out and beat up you should be fine.
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post #5 of 11 Old 05-09-2011, 06:22 PM
I have had trouble with dwarf gouramis and aggression, what is your male to female ratio
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post #6 of 11 Old 05-09-2011, 07:45 PM
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I do not consider a 10g suitable space for Dwarf Gourami. In spite of the name, males reach over 3 inches, females 2.5, and for a fish species where the male is territorial and aggressive (all gourami are), this is not enough space.

Also, they may take a disliking to the neons. It has happened. Have a read of the info in our profile, click the shaded name.

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I have had trouble with dwarf gouramis and aggression, what is your male to female ratio
It was 1 M/2 F

I just took back the aggressive male and did a trade for two male Fancy Guppies. Lot less tension going on now in the tank and it gave the tank alot more color variety.

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I do not consider a 10g suitable space for Dwarf Gourami. In spite of the name, males reach over 3 inches, females 2.5, and for a fish species where the male is territorial and aggressive (all gourami are), this is not enough space.

Also, they may take a disliking to the neons. It has happened. Have a read of the info in our profile, click the shaded name.

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They say they max out at 2 inches...

Also I was told as long as there hiding spots with live plants I should be good...
The two dwarfs I have now paired up actually and get along nicely. They are both females. It was just the male who was stirring bad vibes up.

They dont seem to have a problem with the guppies so far but, obviously too early to call, so well see how the neons work out on friday. Thanks

BTW what do you mean in our profile?
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post #8 of 11 Old 05-09-2011, 09:12 PM
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Byron is talking about the fish profiles like he said you can click on the shaded name in a post and it will take you to the profile of that species. You can also go to the top of the page on the blue bar where it says tropical fish profiles second tab from the left and look up fish and plant profiles as well. The profiles will give you description of the species you looking for like the parameters they need or compatibility with other fish. They are great tool to use when you are trying to figure out if that fish or plant will work in your setup.
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post #9 of 11 Old 05-09-2011, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Nice... I like that feature.

Didn't even notice it, thanks for pointing that out
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-09-2011, 09:39 PM
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Your welcome, I do like that feature a lot!
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