I have a 55 gallon fairly heavily planted tank, with floating plants, drift wood, and river rocks. I currently have a bristle nose pleco, one male three spot gourami (gold variety), three female three spot gourami's (platinum, blue, and opaline) and 5 young clown loaches. I have a HOB filter suitable for a 75 gallon tank. I plan to get the BIGGEST tank I can find/afford when the clown loaches outgrow this one, MINIMUM of 110 gallons. I assume that will be when they are around 6 inches or so?
I was wondering...
What other fish could I add to this mix? I wanted to add tiger barbs because they will school with the loaches, but I fear they will nip at the gourami. Do you think this could work if I add a large enough school?
Could I add more female gourami?
Would it be possible to overstock a little since I am well planted and I have a fairly strong filter?
Also, at what size do you think I will need to relocate the loaches? How big of a tank should I get them?
Off subject... How do I get them to stop eating my swords? lol