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worried about overstocking-can you help?
Old 10-10-2009, 09:04 PM   #1
 
worried about overstocking-can you help?

I have a 33g, and I currently have 7 corydoras melanistius, 1 thick-lipped gourami (sold to me as an honey-thanks to the posters here, I would still believe he's just a very big honey gourami!) and 3 royal tetras.

The royal tetras I want to rehome because they are not happy-too hard to find in my city, I can't find more of them and they are pecking each other to death from not being enough to establish a hierarchy. What I'd like is to replace them with other, easier to find fishes.

Problem is, I'd also like to give my gourami a mate. Do you think a couple of thick-lipped gouramis (that's if I manage to find a female, which isn't sure at all), 7 cories AND a school of tetras would be do-able in a 33g? I'm thinking neons, pink neons, maybe rummy-nose tetras. Other species seem too big. What do you think?
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:38 PM   #2
 
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i would not try to get a mating pair of thick lips, they will get crazy aggressive with the other fish. i would go with some tetras (smaller ones)
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:48 PM   #3
 
that's what I was worried about...do you think a single thick-lip would be happy 'though? I always read about how they must imperatively be kept in pair, if he's not going to be happy I will rehome him even 'though I'd rather keep him.
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:06 AM   #4
 
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u said it urself they arent happy alone and would turn ur tank into a ufc ring if u mated in a community
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:01 PM   #5
 
Sooo it's a damned if you do, damned if you don't kind of situation :( oh well, I'll see if I can rehome some of them.
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:19 PM   #6
 
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u said it urself they arent happy alone and would turn ur tank into a ufc ring if u mated in a community

haha money, I've never seen the UFC metaphor before! haha, thats great!
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