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Kariann 03-11-2009 07:03 AM

Possible Community??? Advice please ;-)
I am awaiting delivery of a 48 litre (Interpet Fishpod 48, which we plan to set up using a fishless cycle. We currently have a small 15 litre tank with 3 platys in but decided to upgrade. I have tried to research possible inmates for the new tank that will live happily in that size tank as a community, but have found lots of conflicting info, so I would welcome your thoughts on the following community:

48 Litre
- 3 existing platys
- 1 dwarf gourami (I really want this one)
- 4 pygmy corys
- 4 neon tetras

Would the gourami be happy?


Kariann 03-11-2009 07:41 AM

Please talk to me

saglines 03-11-2009 11:04 AM

I think your community is fine, but probably maxed out for the size of your tank.

catfishtabbi 03-11-2009 01:15 PM

NO NO NO NO NO. I had a honey ; which is the smallest of the dwarfs, in a 10 g holding/tx tank and he was out of his mind he even stopped responding to me ,well food. If your bound to try it i'd say get it as a baby and see if it''ll thrive cuz thats the first tank it had. There are the sparkling gouramis that get only 1" but ththier not much to look at. Or get rid of your 3 platys.

mattyphilly 03-16-2009 12:49 PM

tetra school should be bigger. So i wouldnŽt add those. Dwarf gouramis often dont last too long...a sad fact. a 48L isnt stable enough i think so iŽd go for a colisa chuna. they only get 4cms. Should be fine, even a couple, if u provide some kind of floating plant. But then colisas dont like fast moving fish like platys. tough call eh. ure platies, 2 chunas and some small corys shd work out fine

veganchick 03-18-2009 09:37 PM

hmmm 12g with all those other fish is pushing it.

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