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Old 08-20-2007, 10:16 PM   #11
 
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Blues can work in a community tank, but fish that are much slower than they are can really get the short end of the stick. My cherry barbs have been stressed out and outcompeted since my blues have started to put on some heft (I have a big gold female who's pushing 4", and a Male Opaline around 3 1/2). So yes, as long as it's an active tank.
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:32 PM   #12
 
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my gouramis? oooh id say 2- 2 1/2 inches or so. they hang out at the top of the tank or hide, most of the time they hang out by the filter inlet tube at the top of the tank.

the only time they are ever in the same place at the same time is in transit to their hiding place behind my little wall or during feeding time, and have not even given the tetras a second glance.
He was directing his questions to the OP more than you.
Actually, I was asking beetlebz. ;)

At 2.5" they might be large enough to get the glowlights whole. My LFS got a collection of golds after they started attacking the other fish. One was really adept at sucking out the eyes of the other fish. I'd keep an eye out on the fish. Blue's will get to ~4" which will be significantly larger than the tetras.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:49 PM   #13
 
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eeps :(


i will keep a very close eye on them for sure. ill go to petco or walmart and buy another 20 or 30 gal tank next week. hopefully they wont do that bad crap until i get the new tank for my desk cycled :\

but for right now no, the tetras even hang out in the open <shrug> maybe they arent big enough yet

oh and lupin....

sometimes it hurts being this good <flex> lolol
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:51 PM   #14
 
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well wait, if they attack other males, and smaller fish.. what would be some good tank mates for blues?
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:34 PM   #15
 
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well wait, if they attack other males, and smaller fish.. what would be some good tank mates for blues?
Danios, Loaches, Harlequins, SAEs - I've been keeping the last three with a pair of Blues, and danios should be fast enough to get out of the way.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:26 PM   #16
 
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well wait, if they attack other males, and smaller fish.. what would be some good tank mates for blues?
I keep mine in my aggressive tank with other fish willing to dish out. RTS, Rainbow sharks, tiger barbs, and stuff not small enough to accidentally wind up in a mouth.
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:13 AM   #17
 
Gold gouramis are very peaceful and can go with a very large variety of fish I just wouldn't recomend them with puffers. :P
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