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Stocking: Kissing Gourami and WHO?

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Old 01-04-2010, 11:36 PM   #11
 
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Well, I used to have a dwarf butterfly cichlid...and just from my experience, I really do doubt they'll end up being food for them. I mean they get to a foot, right? guess it's possible, but I do dobt it. Better safe than sorry, but I'll tell you, you're gonna be hard pressed to find something big enough that wont be food, yet can keep a school of them.
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:06 AM   #12
 
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I'm really at a loss here....I was *hoping* when I place the order for the 45g I could order for the 55g too....And I donno WHAT others then Kissing Gourami....

There's Blue Tetras, Rams, Barbs under discussion....but non them really 'jump' at me if that makes any sense....so I get the Gourami & group Cory....talk about NOT overstocking the 55g lol....
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:18 AM   #13
 
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Hey, you may get those fish in there and then go "Dang! Why didn't I get any (inser fish here.)?"
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Old 01-05-2010, 08:31 AM   #14
 
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Well yea I usually wind up going DANG...hence the reason for all these different set ups in my house lol

I think I found something I like along side the Kissing's: Inpaichthys kerri - Purple Emperor Tetra
And then a nice large school of them.....Any thoughts??
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Old 01-05-2010, 12:08 PM   #15
 
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Those aren't that big...smaller than rams and the dwarf cichlids that were suggested. I'm not a fan of them, as they rather annoy me, but Giant Danios? There are also weather loaches...theyre very active and get two or three of them, very social. My friend's swim all over the 55 gallon he's got. And a variety of larger rainbow fish? Bosemani?
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:14 PM   #16
 
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I don't have the water to properly house Boseman's again here. Not sure about the needs of the Giant Danios...
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Old 01-05-2010, 06:55 PM   #17
 
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What gouramies do you have? If the blue rams and them don't get along contrary to what I read its pointless for me, I don't want no 'fighter' tank
i have mine with neon flame dwarfs and opalines, but they dont fight. I was just saying if the gouramis dont pick on them because i thought the kissing gourami were semi agressive. thats all!
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Old 01-08-2010, 01:19 AM   #18
 
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The kissers aren't really predatory, so you don't really need to worry about them eating smaller fish (unless we're talking really small, like neons or something). The problem is that they try to "kiss" stuff left and right, so they shouldn't be house with either a) things that take this "kissing" behavior to be aggressive and who will fight back in response or b) really skittish fish that will get stressed out by the gouramis.

I think giant danios should be just fine. Way too large to be eaten, very hardy, and very active.
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:33 AM   #19
 
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The kissers aren't really predatory, so you don't really need to worry about them eating smaller fish (unless we're talking really small, like neons or something). The problem is that they try to "kiss" stuff left and right, so they shouldn't be house with either a) things that take this "kissing" behavior to be aggressive and who will fight back in response or b) really skittish fish that will get stressed out by the gouramis.

I think giant danios should be just fine. Way too large to be eaten, very hardy, and very active.
Great advice.

I used to keep giant danios. I got bored with them and gave them to a friend who was just starting out. They are just oversized zebra danios. I wouldn't trust the tiger barbs not to go after the gourami.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:10 AM   #20
 
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Hm, point taken....I just don't want Danio's again?
I really started liking the Barb idea with them..now WHICH Barb is a whole nother story
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