06-15-2012, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Varkolak
Thanks you, i cant wait for it to grow out... I got some root tabs with the lights and i should have my flourish comprehensive within a week and I'll start dosing. I'm assuming the .0001% copper in the flourish wont hurt the cherry shrimp but I'll start off with slightly less then a full dose the first few times to see.
What schooling fish would you reccomend? I was hoping for an opaque blue but if I cant have that I just want fish compatable with both the gourami and shrimp that wont eat the plants. Prefer fish that have light colors that blend into a translusent opaque, I've considered lemon tetras but the yellow would be too much.
Edit: And this is what Conchu said "Must be in a group of at least six, preferably a few more, and given enough space or it will harass other species." Space isnt lacking but if you think they will bother the gourami I'll stay away from them - Happy gourami is most important
I should probably expand that profile a bit. I was reminded of this yesterday when browsing through the current Practical Fishkeeping, and there was an article by Dr. Neale Monks on why fish nip. The list of fish to avoid with sedate fish was identical to what I write so often, as was the mention of having more in the group of known nippers and more space. Nice to see I'm in good company.
Peaceful shoaling fish that suit gourami (not all gourami, but here its the Honey so that's fine) include almost any of the medium rasbora; meaning those species in Trigonostigma (there are 3 in the profiles) and a couple of the others, like Brevibora dorsiocellata. The miniature rasbora in Boraras are not suitable with any fish as large as the Honey [large to the Boraras that rarely exceed half an inch]. Tetra are a bit risky, even so-called peaceful ones, and characins have a lot of teeth and are prone to using them when the mood strikes. I think the gentler species in the Rosy clade of Hyphessobrycon should be OK, they amtach angelfish nicely, ones like the Rosy Tetra, Roberti Tetra, Black Phantom Tetra, Red Phantom Tetra. Avoid the nippers. Temperature may vary with some of these, so note that. Some of the pencilfish in Nannostomus would match. For the substrate, almost any cory or the dwarf species of loach (we have two in our profiles).