08-24-2010, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MukiTheFish
As for stocking, I was thinking bout building the community round a group of bout 7 fancy Guppys.
A Bristlenose Pleco for the bottom, or some midget otos instead. Would they clean the bottom even tho they're middle to top dwellers?
How would a single Dwarf Gourami work with that?
Otos I would hold off on until the tank is established. They may not live if there is no algae for them, they feed on algae in their habitat; while they will in time become accustomed to sinking foods, veggies, etc., at first they are likely half starved (otos are all wild caught) and without good algae frequently die. So wait and see on those. And no, they are not much for cleaning the bottom. They graze plant leaves, wood, rock, the tank glass--all for algae.
A pleco--be careful here. Some are 3-4 inches, but many are much larger. The common pleco is 18 inches and would destroy your tank. Also, they produce a lot of waste. Nothing again plecos, I have a beauty in my 115g, but not something I would grab first off. The BN plecos are nice.
I would be careful about a gourami in with guppies. The gourami may become the target of nipping, or the gourami may go after the guppies.