I'm looking for a very small but active species to put in my heavily planted 5.5 gallon tank. I know that a bigger tank would be better, but my space is limited right now. I've been looking at ember tetras and sparkling gouramis. My question is how many of each could I keep in the tank?
This is saying that 7 ember tetras is slightly overstocked, so would this work? I know they like to be in groups of 6 or more, so what's the max number of embers I could safely keep in my planted 5.5g? .. 6? 7? 8?
Again, would 3 gouramis actually be too many?
Out of curiosity I looked into stocking both and this is what I ended up with:
Are these two compatible?
My tank has a penguin 100 bio-wheel filter (up to 20 gallon), and I'm planning to do weekly PWC's of 25-50%. Any thoughts and suggestions are welcome. Are there any other species I could look into?
Right now I have 4 bumblebee gobies in the tank. They've been there for about two weeks and seem fine so far. They're neat, but they spend way too much time sitting on the bottom for my liking, which I've read is just part of their personality. That's why I specified active
species. This is my first and only tank so I want a fish that's actually going to spend a lot of time swimming. I haven't done anything yet, but I'm just looking into the possibility of giving the gobies back to the LFS and trying a different species.