02-15-2013, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by hunterg17
Okay i have some questions for you all again. Once my tank is cycled i will be doing some re-arranging" with the fish ever since i've been told about the aggression issues that may arise, and i have been eyeing up some new fish. I really like my Opaline Gourami's, but i have 2 females and 1 male so i am thinking 1 female has to go so i have just the pair. I think the Kisser might have to also go after reading the profile on it and i have noticed it picking on my other Gourami's.
I am also thinking instead of the 3 flame and 3 blue dwarf Gourami's i have right now i will either pair them or just keep 2 of the Flame Gourami's
So i am wondering what type of cichlid's, if any i am able to put in this tank, I LOVE the Electric Yellow Cichlids and i have been seeing some community tanks with them in it. I am thinking just a pair of them to add. And/or Kribensis Cichlids are pretty neat looking. I am just curious on opinions and other ideas for some nice colourful fish.
Thanks in advance!
I would leave the three Opaline Gourami; one male with two females is fine, actually better. It will allow him to divide his attentions. This species is in our profiles under Blue Gourami.
I would definitely remove the Kissing Gourami; profile explains clearly why. The others mentioned might be OK, this is a 55g, but be prepared to move them if the Opaline takes exception as he likely will when they spawn.
Cichlids should never be combined with Gourami, they are way too much alike. You want some quiet peaceful shoaling fish with the gourami. Rasbora work well, there are several species (the medium-sized, avoid the "dwarfs" in Boraras as they will get eaten). Some are in the profiles.
The electric yellow cichlids presumably are rift lake fish, so these need their own tank (= with only rift lake cichlids, and then carefully chosen). They are not community fish as they need hard basic water and have their own traits.