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post #11 of 16 Old 02-03-2014, 08:16 AM
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I used to have a container that was called a'Guppy Trap'. It allows for babies to slip through a V-shaped slit while the female is giving birth. One can set up another tank or buy a partition. But a well-planted tank is all that is needed to prevent predation.

When I was a kid I gave my excess baby guppies to my best friend and he had a tank set up to perpetuate the,. A local fish shop may or may not want them or may have a tank for kids.

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post #12 of 16 Old 02-03-2014, 10:55 AM
I'm looking for some stocking advice as well, and I have a similar set-up... 20-gal, though not as many live plants. Presently, I have four Zebra Danios in tank. They seem to need one or two more playmates, as they tend to pair-off and harass one another. After completing that set, I would like to add (1) some brighter color and (2) some bottom dwellers.

I'm interested in:
Cory Cats (like Sterba's or similar)
Cardinal or Neon Tetras
Dwarf Gouramis (I may need more plants)
Rainbowfish (e.g. Praecox Rainbow a.k.a. Dwarf Neon)
Swordtails and Platies (though still not sure I want live-bearers at this stage)

Since I'm trying for three separate species, my main question is on the number required for schooling behavior.

For example, can I accommodate three Sterbae and two Gouramis?

How about five Tetras and two Sterbae?

Are there any other bottom dwellers you can recommend that would be content alone?
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post #13 of 16 Old 02-03-2014, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
Well I got some fish today 6 fancy guppies and 1 fish I think it garoumi fish. kindly help me to identify
Kindly let me know also guppies n below fish compatible or not. And what more fish I can put with it.
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17.5" x 10" x 10" (i.e. 8 gallon) Fresh water tank
8 Neon Tetra

Planning to put some ghost shrimp
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post #14 of 16 Old 02-03-2014, 06:36 PM
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Yes it's a gourami looks like sunset gourami or flame as others know them
you can have some shrimp but make sure they have where to hide like plants in case that gourami wants a snack before dinner specially with small shrimp
another colorful option is red cherry shrimp I've heard they're easy to care of as long as you keep your tank well maintained

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I'm looking for some stocking advice as well, and I have a similar set-up... 20-gal, though not as many live plants. Presently, I have four Zebra Danios in tank. They seem to need one or two more playmates, as they tend to pair-off and harass one another. After completing that set, I would like to add (1) some brighter color and (2) some bottom dwellers.

I'm interested in:
Cory Cats (like Sterba's or similar)
Cardinal or Neon Tetras
Dwarf Gouramis (I may need more plants)
Rainbowfish (e.g. Praecox Rainbow a.k.a. Dwarf Neon)
Swordtails and Platies (though still not sure I want live-bearers at this stage)

Since I'm trying for three separate species, my main question is on the number required for schooling behavior.

For example, can I accommodate three Sterbae and two Gouramis?

How about five Tetras and two Sterbae?

Are there any other bottom dwellers you can recommend that would be content alone?
Can you start a threat andpost the link in here I wouldn't like to hijack this one and you can get answers specified for your questions

For now I can tell you to be careful by putting two gouramis if they're female they can get along but for what I know males fight with each others just like bettas schooling fish are always recommended to have a minimum of 5 I've heard that neon tetras are a little more demanding on water parameters not sure and for bottom feeders I just know about cories and Plecos maybe someone can give you more info on that
I have 3 bronze cories that I really love

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post #16 of 16 Old 02-05-2014, 10:17 AM
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What came to mind was Colisa chuna, but the pictures I'm seeing online indicate not. It does look like something from the genus called Colisa, though.

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