Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Are you planning on planting your tank?
Anyways, first on your plans..
Dwarf gourami tend to have a fatal virus that can transfer on to other fish (1 out of every 5 has it, though I personally think I'm seeing more cases of sick dwarf gourami lately). If you are still interested in small gourami, you could try a small group of honey gourami.
You pygmy cories and your tetras, I would have at least 10 of each. (Of course depends on the tetra, some I like are flame tetra, lemon tetra, black neon tetra, rummynose tetra). Tetras look good in bigger groups, if you plant your tank well you can have many more than if you don't plant it.
Another centerpiece fish would be a group of 3-4 apistogramma species (cockatoo cichild specifically). But you wouldn't be able to have shrimp with them. Then again, I think the gourami may eat the shrimp too.
taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.