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|What fish should I add to my tank?|
I've got a 20g that I recently set up.
Currently it has:
1 Sunset Variatus Platy
3 Zebra Danios
8 Neon Tetras
And very soon I will be picking up 3-4 Julii Corys.
I'm not sure what to get after that, I'm looking for that "main/feature" fish.
I am considering a Dwarf Gourami but I have read mixed things about them. Everything from them being extremely peaceful and nothing to worry about, all the way to them being quite territorial and aggresive.
Any thought on the DG, or other suggestions?
|Posted 24-Jul-2008 00:21|
well u need to get more zebra danios and maybe 2 more corys but u can really get any med size non cichlid or maybe a blue ram or a bolivan ram. im not use to small tanks cuz im into cichlids.
|Posted 24-Jul-2008 02:22|
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|Posted 24-Jul-2008 05:35|
IMO the dwarf gourami would likely make a very good feature fish.
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|Posted 24-Jul-2008 06:41|
Get the Bolivian Ram. Blue Rams are kinda weird. They just sit and then move forward then stop real fast. Bolivians are more active and fun to watch. I'm going to get some soon for my 20g!
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|Posted 24-Jul-2008 19:14|
bolivian rams and dwarf gouramis are great center piece fish and would do great in your tank... although you should only have one of either and no more for territorial issues as well as stocking. i have three bolivians in my 55g with a bunch of other fish as well as have kept DG in a 29g with gold barbs and etc. the only thing i reccomend is that you dont get any agressive fish in there to mess with either because they will stike back if pressured, although your stocking should have no problem.
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|Posted 25-Jul-2008 02:16|
I know you are getting rid of the danios and believe you are going for a dstrain of rams right? they will be fine in a pair and fine in your tank.. they will also give more activity to the bottom area of your tank
|Posted 27-Jul-2008 07:29|
Good news, I went and checked out some LFS today and found some that had German Blue Rams for sale. I also have a friend that will take my Zebra Danios off my hands (which will free up some space, and I read that they might annoy the GBR).
Would a GBR get along with my Platy, Neon Tetras, and Cories?
Could I get a pair of GBRs or would they be aggresive towards each other?
|Posted 27-Jul-2008 08:39|
yes they would be fine but i would get more cories imo i keep cories in a group of 6 or more cories but thats just me so yea ur fish will be fine.
|Posted 28-Jul-2008 10:31|
After staring at them for hours and taking hundreds of pics, I can now tell the difference between the 2 fish at a glance.
MALE (I think):
FEMALE (I think):
BOTH ("male" right, "female" left):
BOTH ("male" left, "female" right):
Bonus full tank shot ("female" left, "male" right):
I also shot a few vids in the hope it would help you guys. The aggresion is always one sided. The other one never fights back or instigates anything. I'm taking that as a good sign. Sorry the quality is so poor, just used my digicam:
|Posted 28-Jul-2008 22:26|
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