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post #1 of 7 Old 12-18-2007, 11:50 AM Thread Starter
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are these fish appropiate for a 46G

I have a 46Gallon, running with a fluval 304. Temperature generally is between 80 and 82.

I was planning to add,

6 Rosy barb
2 red gourami
2 yellow gourami
4 cories
2 rams (not sure what kind, but most likely german blue)
2 Angel Fish
4 serpae tetra
2 dwarf gouramis


Would i be overstocking my aquarium? If I am overstocking I can get rid of one yellow gourami, one dwarf gourami, unless they have to be in pairs. Let me know what needs to be in a pair, and what fish would be happy enough alone. I am open to suggestions on the configurations of these fish, I can add or remove certain fish completely if need be.
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post #2 of 7 Old 12-18-2007, 12:06 PM
That's alot for a 46 gallon, I would probably go with out the angels, they are pretty aggressive.
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Re: are these fish appropiate for a 46G

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I have a 46Gallon, running with a fluval 304. Temperature generally is between 80 and 82.

I was planning to add,

6 Rosy barb
2 red gourami
2 yellow gourami
4 cories
2 rams (not sure what kind, but most likely german blue)
2 Angel Fish
4 serpae tetra
2 dwarf gouramis


Would i be overstocking my aquarium? If I am overstocking I can get rid of one yellow gourami, one dwarf gourami, unless they have to be in pairs. Let me know what needs to be in a pair, and what fish would be happy enough alone. I am open to suggestions on the configurations of these fish, I can add or remove certain fish completely if need be.
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Please remove your serpae tetras. Once comfortable, they will start nipping your angelfish and gouramis. Try other tetras but do make sure these are not small enough to be consumed by the angels. Black neons are your best bet.

Can you please post pictures of your "yellow gourami" and "red gourami"? I am assuming honey gouramis (Colisa sota) here. If so, they're fine. What genders are these dwarf gouramis? Pictures needed here as well.

There are only two types of rams: Microgeophagus altispinosa and Microgeophagus ramirezi. Either way is fine.

That's all I can see. Serpaes are the only problems here unless you have two male dwarf gouramis in which case remove one of them.

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post #4 of 7 Old 12-18-2007, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the welcome.

I do not have the fish yet. I am just contemplating what to load the aquarium with. I will only put three to four at a time.

Yes those would be the honey gouramis, and the red gouramis are blood red dwarf gouramis.
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-18-2007, 12:18 PM
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You can proceed to Characins section for a list of tetras and use the scientific names when googling for information. Your tank should be able to support 15 tetras depending on the species you get.

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post #6 of 7 Old 12-18-2007, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
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how about if i replace the rosy barbs, with 6 cherry barbs, get rid of the angels, and the serpae as well?

the configuration would look like


6 cherry barb
2 blood red dwarf gourami
2 yellow/honey gourami
4 cories
2 rams (not sure what kind, but most likely german blue)
2 dwarf gouramis (1 if its a male)
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how about if i replace the rosy barbs, with 6 cherry barbs, get rid of the angels, and the serpae as well?

the configuration would look like


6 cherry barb
2 blood red dwarf gourami
2 yellow/honey gourami
4 cories
2 rams (not sure what kind, but most likely german blue)
2 dwarf gouramis (1 if its a male)
That's better.:) Do provide several floating plants for the gouramis. I forgot to add that last night.

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