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Will it be too many fish in my tank?
Old 11-24-2010, 08:19 PM   #31
 
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Assuming it is just initial reaction, the Pristella will not remain near the substratel they tend to swim mid-water. The green cory could be Corydoras aeneus, or it may be Brochis splendens. They look "identical" at first glance but the Brochis is larger and higher and has a dorsal that extends further along the back. Check the profiles for photos and other info. Pygmy corys are somewhat sensitive to water parameters and conditions, and I strongly advise only acquiring them after the tank is established (not just cycled, but established, say 2 months).

Top fish are not abundant. I have Nannostomus beckfordi, the most commonly-seen pencilfish, in my 115g and they tend to spend most of their time in the upper half of the tank. They must have plants as they spend the day picking over plant leaves for bits of food. The display of the males is fascinating. Check out the profile for photos, and note the info on behaviour. Although a pencilfish, these guys can be a bit feisty.
It could be a Bronze Cory as it looks like it, but it was labeled something else. But, that doesn't matter. I won't try to do with a pencilfish. I'll update on the Pristellas after a couple days. So, to be on the safe side the next fish will be 2 gouramis. Question, do honey gourami males get agressive at each other or are they more peaceful?
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Old 11-24-2010, 08:27 PM   #32
 
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It could be a Bronze Cory as it looks like it, but it was labeled something else. But, that doesn't matter. I won't try to do with a pencilfish. I'll update on the Pristellas after a couple days. So, to be on the safe side the next fish will be 2 gouramis. Question, do honey gourami males get agressive at each other or are they more peaceful?
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Honey Gourami are better suited to groups, check what it says about this in the profile.

The common C. aeneus goes under "common" names like Bronze Cory, Green Cory, but unfortunately the Brochis also is seen under the same names.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:40 AM   #33
 
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You were right, this morning I came to the tank and they were all swimming slowly around a plan like in nightime mode. But, when I turned the light on, they became more active. Not, more active, but slightly more. So far, one is obsessed with the cherry hedge, whenever the group comes by it, it runs off and gets under it for one second and runs off. The whole group is intrigued by the sides of the tank. They're like mirrors, so on the inside they see a reflection but on the other side the owner can see through it. That's how the tank is made. They are obsessed with those reflections of theirs. They like the right side of the tank a lot. You were right about the feeding too, they went bezerk. Do pristellas like to eat tubifex worms?
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:06 AM   #34
 
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I was wondering. I was looking at the tropical fish profiles, and I noticed the Bolivian Ram. Would it be okay to have 1 bolivian ram rather than 2 gourami. I really like the look of Bolivian Rams.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:22 PM   #35
 
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But if Honey Gourami are better suited in a group, so how many 3, 4?
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:44 PM   #36
 
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Responding to questions from the last 3 posts. Most fish will eat any type of small worms (tubifex, bloodworms, microworms, blackworms) which can be bought frozen and some stores carry live cultures. Worms shoud not be fed daily, but only sparingly, a couple times a week.

One Bolivian Ram will work in your 20g, as mentioned in our profile.

In a 20g I would say 3 Honey Gourami; males can get territorial and females should have space to distance themselves.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:57 PM   #37
 
The fish CAN see through the glass, just like you can. Unless you have some super fancy tank then its just regular glass and reflects like regular glass.
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:37 AM   #38
 
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I'm planning to get the cory cats or honey gouramis this weekend. But, I read that it's better to introduce the corys 3 at a time. Or can I put 6 at the same time. If it's 3 at a time, I might grab 3 with 3 honey gouramis.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:20 PM   #39
 
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I'm planning to get the cory cats or honey gouramis this weekend. But, I read that it's better to introduce the corys 3 at a time. Or can I put 6 at the same time. If it's 3 at a time, I might grab 3 with 3 honey gouramis.
Two points here.

Six corys at the same time would be better solely from their perspective; when moved to a new environment the more the better to ease stress and avoid issues.

But the other important point, is the state of the tank. In an established tank, no issues adding several fish. If this is a fairly new tank, consider the effect of increasing the bioload and keep additions of fish small to avoid ammonia spikes the bacteria/plants can't handle. With live plants, this is much less an issue, but I still counsel few rather than many fish at one time.

So, 3 corys now and 3 later, fine. Or perhaps, the gourami now, and the 6 corys later.

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Old 11-27-2010, 12:03 PM   #40
 
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I tested my water today and the good news there is no ammonia and nitrites. The bad news is the ph is 7.2. But, the pristellas are able to live in both acidic and alkaline as I read in there profile. So, I came back from my LFS with 6 platies instead of 3 honey gourami. 3 blue, 3 red.
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