Nope. Javan moss are quite easy to maintain. They do not demand too much lighting so a 1wpg(watt per gallon) should suffice.DanaJ said:Can you get java moss at your LPS? Is it hard to maintain? I don't really know anything about java moss and the aquarium Would it be okay if that was the only actual living plant? I don't really intend to have any live plants in this aquarium, but if java moss is easy, maybe
There's nothing wrong with a messy-looking tank because of the plants.:mrgreen: The gouramis do like to have territories. They are anabantids hence they have a preference for dwelling on surface areas. There are exceptions though. Some anabantids differ from each other so the rule of dwelling too much on surface will not apply on every species of anabantids.DanaJ said:So it's basically necessary to have floating live plants if you want gouramis?
I'm not sure I'm ready for that step!
I wouldn't even know where to put the moss either. I'm a mess!
Doesn't matter if your plants would be fake or live. I prefer live ones though. They can consume excess nitrates thereby ensuring the nitrates won't exceed to dangerous levels which would inhibit your fish's growth and even kill them. I prefer elodeas for floating plants.DanaJ said:Ahh okay, I read they do tend to stay toward the surface bc they need air.
Can they be fake plants at the top?
Oh and yes those were the thick lipped ones I was referring to.
I'd stick to only a pair in the dwarf gourami's case. Males are often aggressive against each other. It may be possible having two pairs of honey gouramis as I don't see them getting very aggressive at all.DanaJ said:Question: Could you get 2 gouramis of differing varieties? What about a pair of gouramis, and a pair of dwarfs? Just curious.
Not a good idea to have all males. Male gouramis often bicker with each other so the presence of females would be recommended. My lfs had a tank full of male dwarf gouramis(females are so rare here) and I was shocked that most of them have their fins already torn badly.:shake:DanaJ said:Hm okay interesting. I definately like the male gouramis. Not a huge fan of the females, but we'll see and think about the situation and stocking list