03-17-2012, 09:57 PM
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Yep. It's pond season again. I've been preparing my pond for a while now, too. I hope you have better luck with your pond this year. Now for your current fish (click on a shaded name for the profile; it will give you a lot more info including min tank size and compatibility):
3 blue Gouramis (Trichopodus trichopterus) --> One per tank, however they are too small for a 10 gal. If you have a male and female you can try them in the 55 gal.
1 Red Tailed Black Shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor) --> needs to be in the 55 gal, but you can't keep any other bottom-dwellers with it. This is going to create some problems.
3 Corys --> I'm guessing you have bronze cory as there are many species of corydoras. They will be fine in a group of 3, but 6 or more is better. They can't be with the shark. They can be in any of the tanks he isn't in.
6 Neons (Paracheirodon innesi) --> These can be in any of the tanks. They would do well in the 10 gal with the cories, but not much more can fit in there. Tetra can get nippy when crowded and not in proper group sizes.
4 Cherry Barbs (Puntius titteya) --> These will need to be in either of the larger tanks. You should also increase the number to 6 as they are a shoaling fish. As I'm not very familiar with them, you should check the profile for compatibility issues.
6 Black Tetras --> Do you mean black neon tetra? They are similar to neon tetra and would look rather nice in the 55 gal if you give them a few more black neon friends.
4 Platys (Xiphophorus maculatus) --> The number is fine, but you've got a water parameter conflict here as these guys need hard, alkaline water to survive long-term. Most other fish you have do best in soft, acidic water. They can fit in the 55 gal or 30 gal, but you've got to take water parameters into consideration.
1 Clown Loach (Chromobotia macracanthus) --> This is going to be a problem as they need large groups and get very big. These fish aren't recommended for anything smaller than a 125 gal. If you still want a loach there are smaller varieties, but your clown is unsuited for any tank you currently have.
2 Dwarf African Frogs --> keep these guys in the 10 gal as they need to come to the surface for air.