I just lost my gold gourami, after a 50% water change, he was doing good swimming around me while I cleaned..:(....this just sucks..:(
I'm sorry he died :(
Two spot gourami's are kind of mean, I think they do much better when only one is kept in a aquarium. A friend of mine loves gourami's and keeps three in her 65g aquarium. They always seem stressed out. If you got one male with females it would be better, but female gourami's are extremely hard to find. Few pet stores carry them because supplies don't want people breeding them.
I've had my two spot gourami(named Loki) for nearly 3 years, he is showing signs of age but is still chugging along. Because gourami's live in similar environments to bettas they do well with a lot of plants. When I first got Loki he lived with my king betta in my 17g stuffed full of plants, then I moved my king and turned it into a sorority and put even more plants into it. I paid attention to the surface by leaving amazon swords and other plants floating so they wouldn't be stressed out when they gulped air. He now lives in a pretty open aquarium, but has good hiding spots if he feels insecure.
This is what my current set up looks like, you can see Loki in the bottom left. I am lacking in middle cover for him and need to add more plants. Most of my plants didn't do well in my 48g because the lighting is too low. My anubias on the other hand love it.
copperarabiani like the video its well edited very nice fish too:)
i got most of my tropical fish from a friend who didn't want them anymore
i don't have anyone who would want them nor do i have a LFS i would trust with them so i'll be keeping them but just in case i find someone who would take them how many would be the right number for me to keep in a 16 gallon tank?
also for now what plants would you recommend? and how do you overfilter your tank?
I think it depends on the set up. A cleverly decorated aquarium could keep more fish than a barren or badly decorated aquarium. It's also up to you to watch your fish and see how they act. Do they seem stressed out? Nippy or fighting? Often schooling fish will bicker with one another which is ok if it is only moderate. They do this to establish a pecking order. As long as your fish are thriving, and you use your common since on how they act as well as keep up with water changes it should be fine.
Plants are a bit of work, and it's hard to specifically recommend a plant for your aquarium because I don't know your lighting. I used a zoo med compact florescent in my 17g combined with root tabs and my plants thrived.
Plants I would recommend from my experience would be most stem plants including anacharis and water wisteria, the floating plant duckweed that grows so fast you'll often throw it out, and the red tiger lotus. My tiger lotus constantly grew and and gave my aquarium a stunning over grown look. It needs a good light though.
Over filtering is when you use a filter(s) that is meant for a larger aquarium. For my 48g I use a 70g fluval canister filter. I only used a 20g internal filter in my 17g but I also did 40%-50% water changes weekly and had a ton of live plants which also filtered the water.