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post #1 of 18 Old 12-24-2011, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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10 gallon fish tank

Hello all,

I am starting up a 10 gallon fish tank and am wondering what type of fish to put in it... I would really like to have 2 dwarf gourami, but I am not sure if they are suitable. Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 18 Old 12-24-2011, 05:18 PM
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If you want to put two dwarf guaramis in the ten gallon i wouldn't add anything else that as big as that. To fill in the rest of the available space, your best bet would be to get some small tetras, such as cardinal, neon, glowlight, bloodfin, or rummynose. Rummynose are one of my favorite tetras because they will form a tightly assembled school.
Also make sure that you provide some good hiding places with drift wood and plants
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post #3 of 18 Old 12-24-2011, 06:45 PM
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If I were doing a ten gallon I would paint the back black, have black sand, and make it densely planted (easy on a 10). I would stock galaxy rasboras and fancy shrimp. If you like small gouramis I would add the dwarf honey gouramis, not the red/turquoise dwarf gouramis. They stay smaller and would be a better option for that size tank.

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post #4 of 18 Old 12-26-2011, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the feedback.. Do you think I can add anything else with the 2 honey gourami? If so, what would you recommend?
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post #5 of 18 Old 12-26-2011, 06:07 PM
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I think you could do all three, the honey gouramis, fancy shrimp, and the galaxy rasboras. Just keep up a healthy water change schedule.

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post #6 of 18 Old 12-26-2011, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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what about the sex of the gourami's? I have been doing some research and some people recommend a male and female... others say two males... so basically i am getting mixed reviews... what do you think?

Also, I am going to be adding a floating plant. What do you think would be a good choice for a 10g tank?

(as you could probably notice I am new at this)
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post #7 of 18 Old 12-26-2011, 07:59 PM
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I don't think you should have an issue either way.

If you do shrimp I would definitely have some hornwort, it will float.

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post #8 of 18 Old 12-28-2011, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Hello again,

So, today i purchased 5 (smaller) pepper cory's and 1 otto. I am kind of thinking I should have bought another otto. What do you think?

In a couple of days once these fish get settled I am thinking of adding a few more. Either 2 honey gourami OR 2 sparkling gourami OR 2 scarlet badis. Which would you suggest?

After those 2 I am not sure if I would be able to add any more. If I could I might add a few dwarf rasbora (depending on my research of how many fish I can add in a 10 gallon).
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