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Old 11-05-2012, 08:23 AM   #31
 
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I hope all is back to normal. You asked about Pearl Gourami numbers earlier. If you read the profile, it mentions that this fish occurs in plant-thick waters and females need plenty of hiding spots. If you are not intending floating plants, I would not go with this fish.
i think im going for cabomba or hornwort plants, il just make them float.. if ever i get water sprite, how many pearl gouramis can i go for?
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:33 PM   #32
 
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i think im going for cabomba or hornwort plants, il just make them float.. if ever i get water sprite, how many pearl gouramis can i go for?
Always more females than males, so the male's attention to females will be spread out. And males are territorial, so in a 6-foot tank I would say 3 is minimum (with 2 you could likely have continual back-and-forth) so 4 or 5 males would be better, with more females than males.

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Old 11-05-2012, 03:09 PM   #33
 
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Always more females than males, so the male's attention to females will be spread out. And males are territorial, so in a 6-foot tank I would say 3 is minimum (with 2 you could likely have continual back-and-forth) so 4 or 5 males would be better, with more females than males.

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4-5 males? isnt that too much, im aiming for just 6pcs.. how many pearl gouramis are you suggesting that il get total?

can you give me any more suggestion that i can add if I WONT ADD the pearl gouramis? you said that the denisoni barb doesn't fit my tank, other than the pearl gourami, can you still think of any ? :) thanks! highly appreciate all your help byron.. :)

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:16 PM   #34
 
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4-5 males? isnt that too much, im aiming for just 6pcs.. how many pearl gouramis are you suggesting that il get total?

can you give me any more suggestion that i can add if I WONT ADD the pearl gouramis? you said that the denisoni barb doesn't fit my tank, other than the pearl gourami, can you still think of any ? :) thanks! highly appreciate all your help byron.. :)
You asked how many without specifying an upper limit, so that is what I gave you. And I was assuming this to be a 6-foot tank...just checked back and it is 100g so perhaps it is a 5-foot? Whichever, if you want the PG then 2 males and 4 females. Or 3 males and five females.

The Denisons Barb would work in a 5 or 6-foot tank. Previously it was probably mentioned along with the gourami (or angels?), that won't work. But a group of 8 DB is fine. Select other upper fish with care as they need to be large enough not to be eaten. If it were me, I would probably have 8-9 DB, and some substrate fish (some of the peaceful medium-sized loaches come to mind). But if you want loaches, I would get more wood because some bottom chunks with tunnels are needed for loaches, they like a "home".
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:26 PM   #35
 
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You asked how many without specifying an upper limit, so that is what I gave you. And I was assuming this to be a 6-foot tank...just checked back and it is 100g so perhaps it is a 5-foot? Whichever, if you want the PG then 2 males and 4 females. Or 3 males and five females.

The Denisons Barb would work in a 5 or 6-foot tank. Previously it was probably mentioned along with the gourami (or angels?), that won't work. But a group of 8 DB is fine. Select other upper fish with care as they need to be large enough not to be eaten. If it were me, I would probably have 8-9 DB, and some substrate fish (some of the peaceful medium-sized loaches come to mind). But if you want loaches, I would get more wood because some bottom chunks with tunnels are needed for loaches, they like a "home".
its a 6ft tank :) its 6ftx 18" x 18".. :) 2 males and 4females, that sounds good :D

denisons barb would work?? oh men, now this will keep me thinking again ;p so its either 8 db, or 6 gouramis? hmmmmm, gotta go to the local fish store ;p

if ever il add loaches, what loaches can you suggest that wont grow that big..? maybe just around the size of a albino cory that i have.. i can maybe get 2 additional loaches for bottom feeders :)

** i will only choose one group of medium sized fish..
right now i only have:
35pcs rummynose,
6pcs penguin tetra,
5pcs albino cory,
2 oto catfish,
(will add 20pcs cardinal soon)
around 10pcs red cherry shrimps


..so im thinking about going for gourami or denisons barb.. my albino corydoras are fine for me, i dont want other bottom dwellers, im limiting my species into 5 to obtain a minimalist look(not including the oto and the shrimps to species count, lol).. i want it to be as minimalist as possible..
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:23 PM   #36
 
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its a 6ft tank :) its 6ftx 18" x 18".. :) 2 males and 4females, that sounds good :D

denisons barb would work?? oh men, now this will keep me thinking again ;p so its either 8 db, or 6 gouramis? hmmmmm, gotta go to the local fish store ;p

if ever il add loaches, what loaches can you suggest that wont grow that big..? maybe just around the size of a albino cory that i have.. i can maybe get 2 additional loaches for bottom feeders :)

** i will only choose one group of medium sized fish..
right now i only have:
35pcs rummynose,
6pcs penguin tetra,
5pcs albino cory,
2 oto catfish,
(will add 20pcs cardinal soon)
around 10pcs red cherry shrimps


..so im thinking about going for gourami or denisons barb.. my albino corydoras are fine for me, i dont want other bottom dwellers, im limiting my species into 5 to obtain a minimalist look(not including the oto and the shrimps to species count, lol).. i want it to be as minimalist as possible..
I think one problem in this thread is that we are jumping around from fish to fish, mixing and not mixing species, etc.

You asked about Denisons Barb and I said a group of 8 would fit your tank. But not with some of the other fish mentioned. DB will easily eat or attempt to eat smaller fish--cardinals, rummys, etc. And probably the shrimp too. Read the profiles of the species, please, it is all there.

There are several loaches in our profiles. The two smallest are the Dwarf Loach and the Banded dwarf loach. Next up there are some that remain around the 4 or 5 inch mark, like the Zebra Loach, Angelica Loach, and a couple others. But check the respective profiles, some will fin nip, some less likely.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #37
 
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I think one problem in this thread is that we are jumping around from fish to fish, mixing and not mixing species, etc.

You asked about Denisons Barb and I said a group of 8 would fit your tank. But not with some of the other fish mentioned. DB will easily eat or attempt to eat smaller fish--cardinals, rummys, etc. And probably the shrimp too. Read the profiles of the species, please, it is all there.

There are several loaches in our profiles. The two smallest are the Dwarf Loach and the Banded dwarf loach. Next up there are some that remain around the 4 or 5 inch mark, like the Zebra Loach, Angelica Loach, and a couple others. But check the respective profiles, some will fin nip, some less likely.
ooohhhh.... ok ok.. sorry about the confusion sir byron.. but with the fishes mentioned above, will the pearl gourami work? 2males 4females? that's why i got confused too, im sorry.. cause you said it once that it wont work..

will check upon the loaches, il add maybe 2pcs :) thanks!
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:55 PM   #38
 
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ooohhhh.... ok ok.. sorry about the confusion sir byron.. but with the fishes mentioned above, will the pearl gourami work? 2males 4females? that's why i got confused too, im sorry.. cause you said it once that it wont work..

will check upon the loaches, il add maybe 2pcs :) thanks!
If by "fishes mentioned above" you mean the rummys, penguin tetra, cardinals, corys, oto...yes the pearls will work.

If you do consider loaches, carefully read the profiles to avoid those that might nip fins, as the gourami is a prime target for nippers. This applies to some other tetra too, like the Serpae or Black Widow, just so you know if you consider more tetra species...always check the profiles.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:31 PM   #39
 
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If by "fishes mentioned above" you mean the rummys, penguin tetra, cardinals, corys, oto...yes the pearls will work.

If you do consider loaches, carefully read the profiles to avoid those that might nip fins, as the gourami is a prime target for nippers. This applies to some other tetra too, like the Serpae or Black Widow, just so you know if you consider more tetra species...always check the profiles.
ok byron, thanks a lot, will get the pearls for sure :D il choose a loach that is not aggressive :D thanks!
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:32 AM   #40
 
added some plants, still haven't bought any additional fishes.. they are either sick or out of stock on the market.. :( so i just tried adding some plants and hopefully my amazon biotope look will still work.. im still deciding if il keep them or not.. so far im loving the java moss in front! hope it'll thrive! hopefully i can buy cardinals and pearl gouramis next week if the fish store has stocks.. :)

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