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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-06-2016, 11:17 AM
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Aqua advisor, although helpful, is no were near perfect. I'd take them with a grain of salt. Please don't get a dg, they need a 20g minimum, an apple snail will be fine, but fish wise you are stocked with three platies.:)
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Aqua advisor, although helpful, is no were near perfect. I'd take them with a grain of salt. Please don't get a dg, they need a 20g minimum, an apple snail will be fine, but fish wise you are stocked with three platies.:)
I agree three Platy is close to stocked. As far as AqAdvisor - Intelligent Freshwater Tropical Fish Aquarium Stocking Calculator and Aquarium Tank/Filter Advisor, if anything, it tends to be conservative.

Every species profile I've read says a length of 24" is needed for Dwarf Gouramis. It's against BF rules to link another forum so I can't link the profiles except from our sister site, Tropical Fish.

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BTW, make sure you get a Mystery and not an Apple Snail as Apples can reach 5"-6". People often use the name interchangeably but they aren't the same snail. I prefer Assassin Snails: Low bioload and small at up to about 1". They clean up leftover food as well. KitKat67 has some nice Mystery Snails; I bought all of mine from her.

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I've already stocked my 10 g with a different stock including the platties. I will be upgrading them to a 20 g once they go on sale. Thank you guys for your help.

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What did you get? I already have Dario Dario in some of my tanks but I'm buying more to put in two of my 5.5 gallons, the 8.5 and one of the 20 longs.

I find a 20 long the most fun to stock because of the longer, lower footprint; allows for more fish than a 20 tall.

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What did you get? I already have Dario Dario in some of my tanks but I'm buying more to put in two of my 5.5 gallons, the 8.5 and one of the 20 longs.

I find a 20 long the most fun to stock because of the longer, lower footprint; allows for more fish than a 20 tall.
This would be the one with the black skirts, I know 20 g is better for them, but I only have 2 at the moment so my tank isn't over stocked just yet. I'll get the new black skirts and the 20 g at the same time so I won't be over stocked at any point. I'll of course make sure it's cycled though.

Louboutin - Red HM
Burberry - Blue & Red VT
Dior - Copper CT
Phoebe - Red Wag Platy
Cashmere - Mickey Mouse Platy
Mandarin - Mickey Mouse Platy
Saturn - Green Lantern Platy
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Nova - Black Skirt Tetra
Ghost - White Skirt Tetra
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Is this the 10 with the Platy that you originally asked about? I'm confused.

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Is this the 10 with the Platy that you originally asked about? I'm confused.
Yes, I have both platy and black skirts in there. I was going to choose a different tank mate choice for my platties but they only had black skirts and I read they'd do fine with platy.

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Burberry - Blue & Red VT
Dior - Copper CT
Phoebe - Red Wag Platy
Cashmere - Mickey Mouse Platy
Mandarin - Mickey Mouse Platy
Saturn - Green Lantern Platy
Trinket - Black Skirt Tetra
Nova - Black Skirt Tetra
Ghost - White Skirt Tetra
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