I have an empty 20 gallon high just sitting around, and I'm trying to decide what I could possibly put in it.
I really, really like Honey Gouramis. However, I have a few questions about them. First off, would it be better for the Gourami to be kept as the only specimen of its species in the tank, or would it be better to have a male-female pair?
If they would be better off with a male-female pair...
Would they probably breed in the tank if I didn't intentionally breed them, and if so, would any fry likely survive?
Would they become too territorial while in breeding mode to be with the Neon Tetras or the Cory Cats, or both?
If I had the Gouramis, Cories, and Neon Tetras in my tank would anyone eat eggs or fry, be they from the Gouramis, Cories, or Tetras?
Would it be okay to put the Julii Cories and the Gourami(s) in after finishing a fishless cycle, or should I wait until the tank is mature for one or both of those species? I know I have to wait a few months till the tank is nice and mature to add in the Neon Tetras.
If the Honey Gouramis go after very small fish, how large would the Neon Tetras have to be to be safe around a Honey Gourami? The store I would get all the fish from always has very young Neon Tetras, sometimes as small as a quarter of an inch, and usually not larger than an inch, and I need to know if that would be a problem or not.
And most importantly, would I even have enough room in a 20 gallon high for a Honey Gourami or two, 6 Julii Cories, and 6 Neon Tetras? If so, would I have room to give the Neon Tetras a few more companions for their school in a 20 gallon, and if so how many more could I put in? If I don't have room for all three species, would I have room for just the Gourami(s) and 6 Cories? I'd rather have at least 6 Cories and not have another school, I really like to keep my Cory Cats in good-sized groups.