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What would you do?
I'm trying to figure out what the best combination of fish would be in a pair of aquariums.
I have a 30G (long) that's been running for almost 6 months now. Inside are 7 neon tetras, 5 corys, 3 bolivian rams and a dwarf gourami. In December two of the bolivians laid eggs but they did not hatch. Since then, the dwarf gourami has exhibited some breeding behavior (increased aggression/nest building) and I don't think the rams are comfortable anymore. They haven't laid eggs since then.
I just set up a new 20 long that I finally finished building a stand for. I was thinking about moving some of the fish in the 30 into the 20, mostly to separate the DG and the rams to encourage them to get back to breeding. I'm also looking into trying to get a female DG or two.
Should I move the rams into the 20 long (they get alone pretty well) along with the corys and/or the neons? Will they be okay in there? Should I move the DG into the 20 long and maybe add 2-3 more rams to the 30 to try to get a definite pair?
I'm interested in getting some more fish - fish I've had my eyes on include tiger barbs, a BN pleco (or pleco of similar size), guppies, and a few others. Obviously I can't get all of these, but an arrangement of my two tanks that would allow me to add a couple of these (especially the barbs!) would be ideal.
It would be great to see if you all have any ideas for a way in which I could more successfully populate my tanks! Note that adding another tank is absolutely out of the question, as I also have a 14 and a 55 (and a 10 quarantine) running.