Dwarf Gouramis and German Blue Ram Cichlids in a 10 gallon? - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
 
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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-07-2013, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Dwarf Gouramis and German Blue Ram Cichlids in a 10 gallon?

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Since Plagueis is nearing the end of his life ( :( ) I was looking at other fish to occupy my tank. I came across the two in my title - now, can I put two (one of each) in my 10 gallon tank?

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8 Neon Tetras
1 Otocinclus

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You could, but how long it will work for is impossible to determine. A 10 gallon is a really small tank.

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You could, but how long it will work for is impossible to determine. A 10 gallon is a really small tank.
Oh, so it might just mess up in the end? Both are known as peaceful fish, and they don't grow large, so..

10 gallon:
1 Dwarf Gourami - Balin
8 Neon Tetras
1 Otocinclus

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Dwarf gouramis aren't exactly peaceful. If you had a 20 gallon then that would work fine, but a 10 is small, and stress can easily turn otherwise peaceful fish aggressive. Soooo your tank is too small

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125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
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You could go with one male dwarf gourami in the 10 gallon.

I had one in a 9 gallon and he was a prefect fit! I would spend more money on live plants and driftwood and make it look super natural then other fish that wouldnt be compatible..

You could go with a single male blue ram, but im not sure how much his colours would show since he wouldnt have a female to show off too.
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Personally, I wouldn't keep a DG in less than 15 gallons, and a ram is less than 20. If you are going to go for just one, I'd go for the DG. However, a betta would be much better suited for it. :)

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One could keep a single ram in a 10 if they wanted. They are not very big nor very active. A group of really small tetras like embers might work with it.... Or they might get eaten.

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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