I have a community aquarium full of small fish, 1 inch to 2 1/2 inches. The fish are:
6 Praecox Rainbows/Dwarf Neon Rainbows (1 male and 5 females)
8 Harlequin Rasboras
8 Gold Tetras
12 Panda Cories
the aquarium is 75 gallons.
Ammonia is 0, Nitrite is 0, Nitrates stay below 10 ppm. pH is 6.6-6.8. Temperature is 75 degrees. I do 40% water changes every week.
There is real bogwood, and fake plants and caves.
I have 2 300 watt heaters and 2 Penguin 350 Power filters. I would be baffling the filters to reduce current flow if I got a Gourami.
A picture of the aquarium:
Is there a Gourami that would fit in this aquarium? I'm particularly concerned that he not be too big and that he be very peaceful (this is currently an exceedingly peaceful tank, and I want it to stay that way).
Also, I'm a bit concerned about keeping a Gourami with the Rainbows because they can be fast swimmers and voracious eaters. Would the Rainbows stress the Gourami with their fast swimming or outcompete him for food? Does anyone have experience keeping Gouramis with Praecox Rainbows?
Another thing, I know some Gouramis really prefer to be kept in male-female pairs or with a couple females and a male. I would want any Gourami I get not to be hard on the female, and not to become aggressive to the other tank mates in the event of a spawning. I'd honestly prefer they didn't have surviving offspring, is there a Gourami that would be perfectly happy without a female, or a species where I could find a female that is pretty and keep her without a male?