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Funky_Fish
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PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)6:30    Post subject: Gouramis Reply with quote

which gouramis are the best for a 36x14x16" tank (I think thats about 20 gallons).
I heard that the smaller gouramis don't get on well (cobalt blue/dwarf/honey)
Is it possible that I could have a pair of the larger ones(don't mind which one) and then a few corys and maybe 2 otos or one SAE?( or is a 20g 2 small for one of them? Confused )

thanks in advance Very Happy

P.S Yey! got that tank for b-day! Very Happy
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kjh90
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PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)7:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is 35 us gallons. You could pick any gourmia that you wanted, except for Giant Gourmias and Kissing Gourmias because they will get to big for your tank. The Giants get to be 25+ inches and the Kissings get to be 12 inches. I would suggest the following for your tank:
A pair of gourmias
4 Corys
3 Otos
6-8 Tetras
What do you mean by SAE? I have never heard of it so I can't tell you if it will fit in your tank or not.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)7:28    Post subject: SAE Reply with quote

SAE stands for Siamese Algae Eater and the SAE may need larger space as they can become territorial in smaller spaces.

Good Luck

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PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)7:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 10g with a dwarf gourami and a honey. As long as you are able to set up territories/ hiding spots you can do it. I have a large set of rocks that makes caves and tunnels to make sure they can't see each other all the time. At first there was slight aggression the dwarf would chase, but not bite the honey into a corner, but alway let it eat. After I put in the rocks and some nice calming Von Rio tetras I havent had any more probles besides small chasing issues... so if you want some dwarfs you could probly do it, esp. if its honeys since their known for being pretty docile.

Hope this helps Razz
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Funky_Fish
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PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)7:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

So could I have more than a pair of gouramis?
Eg a large one and maybe a pair of smaller ones.

btw how much is 35 US gallons in Uk?
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PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)12:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think its the other way around from you say first, - larger gouramies are not very easy to keep together, smaller ones like honey, dwarf are less difficult in smaller spaces.
I would say do not choose one of the bigger types for a 35, - thats the three spot gouramies, either gold or cosby or blue, - they are very territorial, and they can not get away from each other adequetely in a 35 G.
But 35 is fine for dwarfs or honeys, you could have several of those, - or even pearls would work.
But be careful about the male to female ratio, males normally don't go well together, more females will be good in order to 'share' the chasing from the male. I think I would add like 1.3 dwarfs and thats it, - or maybe if you choose honeyes 2.4, - thats two males and four females, and then lots of plants, floating and otherwise, that will be helpful too that the fish can get away from each other.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)14:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

a couple moonlight gouramie. I have a few of those in my 55g and there just a joy to watch.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)14:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI, your tank is 35 US gallons or 29 UK gallons.
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Funky_Fish
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PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)15:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

So which should I have as the "centrepiece" fish.
1. Pearl Gourami
OR
2.Moonlight Gourami

Any expirience or knowledge of the personality/temperament of either of the above Question
[it would be a planted tank]
tankmates
2 ? gourami
3+ corys- not decided what type
Maybe 3+ kuli loaches
2 otos
Any sugestions on the stocking are welcome[ middle-upper regions needed]

thanks in advance Very Happy
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PostPosted: 2005.05.08(Sun)15:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 34 gallon with 2 blue gouramis, 2 paradise gouramis, and 2 gold gouramis sharing the tank with 2 australian rainbow fish. They have more than enough room and they enjoy each other. No fighting, just chasing and the occasional single nip.
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