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Stocking a 20 gallon tank!
Old 10-30-2010, 05:33 PM   #11
 
So hows about 3 dwarf gouramis and like 4 rasboras?
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Old 10-30-2010, 06:08 PM   #12
 
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So hows about 3 dwarf gouramis and like 4 rasboras?
As explained in the profile, the dwarf gourami should be maintained only in a sexed pair in a small (to them) tank. Rasbora should be 6 or more, and 6 would work in a 20g.
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:23 PM   #13
 
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Bryon hit the nail on the head. The extra 9 gallons between my 29 and your 20 seems to keep my three happy. If you can grab a sexed pair you'll be gold.

And yes. I was talking about the medium sized and peaceful species. I've got the Lambchop Rasboras (Trigonostigma espi), but the Harlequins and the Hengels would be good too.
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Old 10-31-2010, 09:22 PM   #14
 
So I should be getting a girl and a boy dwarf gourami so that they can pair up?
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So I should be getting a girl and a boy dwarf gourami so that they can pair up?
Yes. When aquarists speak of a "pair" it is understood to always mean a male/female pair. Some fish are easy to sex, others are not. In the Dwarf Gourami profile it mentions the external differences. Also note that warning on diseased fish; this is a very real concern with this species if purchased in stores (those from a responsible breeder should be better in this regard). The Honey Gourami is very similar and not prone to infection. Something to consider.
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