02-04-2013, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Moleen
Thanks for responding. What type of Rasbora would you suggest and how many? Can just one male Pearl Gourami be ok by his lonesome? Thank Kathy :)
I would get three Pearls, provided you are sure they are 1 male and 2 females; otherwise just one male or a pair. It is always nice having both sexes because the fish will be more natural in its behaviours and this is usually fascinating to watch, and very rewarding when fish are themselves in an aquarium. This is a very beautiful gourami, and more inclined to be peacefrul than the similar-sized Blue Gourami (or any of that species' varieties of which there are sedveral), but males are territorial and with more than one male might be troublesome.
The three species in Trigonstigma (like the Harlequin, Lambchop or Hengels) are ideal, a group of 9-12. There are some others that are not in our profiles, and the names are eluding me at the moment.
There was an article on rasbora in a recent issue of Practical FishKeeping, unfortunately I don't have the copy or I could easily scan it.