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post #11 of 131 Old 03-03-2014, 08:26 AM
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With 1 betta, 6 cardinals and 6 panda cories, I would not add anything else but maybe a nerite snail. Siamese Fighting Fish and Bettas are the same thing.

If I were you, I would do the following stock -
1 Honey Gourami
6 Cardinal Tetras
6 Panda Cories
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post #13 of 131 Old 03-03-2014, 10:23 AM
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You can't keep multiple gourami in a tank that small. With a single honey gourami, 6 cardinals and 5 panda cories I'd say you'd do fine. You just need to watch your parameters and make sure you keep up with maintenance.

ETA - How are you cycling your tank and do you have a liquid test kit?
This size of tank is often recommended for a pair (or even small group) of Honeys as they tend to 'show' better in numbers.
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I don't recommend it what-so-ever. I wouldn't put multiple gourami in a tank under 3ft and you still have to get a proper group and m/f ratio. I would never suggest a beginner try putting multiple gourami together.
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Thanks RSVBiffer, what would you recommend I put with a pair of honey Gourami? And are there any other fish I should consider instead of gourami? What would you have?

I just want to research as many acceptable combinations as possible in order to give my kids more freedom to choose the fish.
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Thanks Flint, we are complete beginners so I really don't want to push our luck with the fish, I really want the fish to be happy and healthy. Does anyone have any suggestions on a pair that would work in a 65 litre tank?
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I certainly wouldn't recommend that a newcomer tried to establish a a group in such a tank but I can see no harm in having a pair if that is the route the OP wanted to go down.
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I certainly wouldn't recommend that a newcomer tried to establish a a group in such a tank but I can see no harm in having a pair if that is the route the OP wanted to go down.

In 17gallons?? I'm experienced and I do overstock some tanks but I personally wouldn't even want to do that


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Well if I was after a pair of something I would be looking at killifish (you would have to be careful about which species but there is a huge choice) as I am well into these at the moment and they seem to be making a bit of a comeback. Full of colour and full of character. But you have a virtually endless choice. I would select a species that really grabs you and then build everything else around that.
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Thank you, I do like the look of killifish. Think I need to take my boys to the aquatic center and see what they like the look of then do some research based on that. Thanks for the advice.
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