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As I plan the stock for my peaceful 55g community, I find myself interested in perhaps keeping a Gourami or two.

So, if anyone has any suggestons, I'd love to have them. My pH stays around 8.2 - 8.0 so that should be taken into consideration.
As for tankmates, I am looking at various peaceful tetras, guppies, corys, maybe some snails, maybe some shrimp eventually. The other feature fish will be Bolivian Rams, IF I can find some.

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Big Fish
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Gouramis are a great choice - fairly easy to breed too provided you don't add anything too stressful on them. Lace are my favourite. Good luck
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Big Fish
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In a peaceful tank, most trichogaster species should do pretty well.
With that in mind, a beautiful centerpiece gourami you can try is a snakeskin
Post InfoPosted 12-May-2008 04:08Profile Homepage PM Edit Delete Report 
Mega Fish
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I have kept Opaline (aka different color vaiant as gold or blue). They are pretty nice and hardy, but if you have any nippy fish they are out of the question. Had them with tiger barbs about a year ago and it was like a 24/7 war zone with baby tiger barbs and the gourami... Dwarves are nice and stay relatively small and more peaceful. also more colorful. A pair of dwarves would do rather well in a 55g`

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I'm with amilner, the Pearl AKA Lace is great. They are very attractive fish. The other types aren't bad as well. Gourami are very hardy and don't really have special requirements.

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian.
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