05-16-2013, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Neil D
Thanks. That makes sense, but I'd rather recycle it and have absolutely 0% chance of reinfection.
If you already have an established tank, then all you need to do is transfer some media to the other tanks filter and you will have your cycle.
I've got quite a bit of experience with gouramis. In your size tank, you have a few options. A single dwarf gourami, a group of honey gouramis, a pair or maybe even a trio of pearl gouramis (if the tank dimensions are good), or a single 3 spot gourami. There is also the moonlight gourami, of which I have no experience. If their temperament is is similar to the 3 spots, then just one. Based on the behavior of the one's I've seen, I strongly suspect that it is. Other not so common species are the banded and the thick lipped gourami. I don't have experience with them either, though I know people that do and they're not as aggressive as the three spots. Can't comment on conspecific aggression, as the people kept them singly, and I have not seen them in the store. Yet another option is the paradise fish - best described as half gourami and half betta. There are some small species too, like the sparkling gouramis - another group oriented species.