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post #1 of 7 Old 01-12-2014, 09:44 AM Thread Starter
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Question 20 gallon tropical community aquarium trouble with dwarf gouramis

I have two fully cycled tanks one is my 20 gallon community tank currently i have4 zebra danios 2 cory cats 1 common pleco 1 dwarf gouramis and 3 ghost shrimp do you think this is to much ?? I recently had to take one of the dwarf gouramis out becouse the other one would not stop harassing the other now he is in a nother tank i was cycleing for some dwarf frogs i dont think he is going to make it
Please help i also treated the tank water that i put him in with 5 ml of api stress coat + his fins are damaged from the constant nipping

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post #2 of 7 Old 01-12-2014, 09:50 AM
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hello and welcome.
the common plec i would take back to the store,he'll grow Huge,and
it doesn't seem to take them long either.
has the gourami got open wounds ?

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post #3 of 7 Old 01-12-2014, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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The pleco is only 4 inches right now and i am saving him for a 55 gallon tank that i plan on setting up soon.... But the dwarf gourami does not haveany open wounds justhis fins but i put him in a 10 gallon tank after treating the water with 5 ml of api stress coat ...he wont eat and hes kinda floating around the top and not realy swiming that much is there any thing else i can do
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-12-2014, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Any one have any input ?? Is he gonna just die he is alone now but if he lives he will have 5 adf's as tank mates next week ....will that be ok
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post #5 of 7 Old 01-12-2014, 02:56 PM
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55 won't be enough for the pleco either. Definitely return it for one that is more appropriate for your tank size.

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post #6 of 7 Old 01-12-2014, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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EThanks for the advice on the pleco ...maybe ill get a bigger tank than a 55 a 75 or mayne a 100 gallon .... I was planing to keep him with a tiger Oscar maybe 2 of them in a 100 gallon with the pleco and plenty of good filtration and lots of rocks some floating plants and driftwood..... Would that be big enough ?? .....my wifes mom and dad had two oscars and a pleco in a 75 gallon and had them for about 8 years the pleco was the last to die about a month after the last oscar died
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post #7 of 7 Old 01-12-2014, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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I am new at keeping fish my self but im already hooked i spend a lot of my free time searching around the web for info that will help me lern how to keep my new fish friends happy so any and all advice will be useful ....i also have a problem with the ph trying to climb up around 8.5 ive ben using the ph down from the pet store but it keeps going back up after a couple weeks what can i do to buffer it to around 7 to 7.5??
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