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post #11 of 13 Old 01-05-2010, 03:44 PM
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Would you think they'd be a suitable match (thinking size here since they're not agressive fish) for 2 Kissing Gourami?

With 2 Kissings and group ~8-10 Cory cats, what number would you suggest for a good size group of them? Cause I'd really like to only have 1 large group of *someone* and the 2 Kissings and some cory in this 55g..
The kerri are fine from their perspective. I haven't kept kissing gourami so no first hand experience on their level of aggression, but bear in mind Dawn's previous comments on size with respect to the gourami.

As for a group, 7 or 9 perhaps--I like odd numbers because you can have a suitable ratio of males/females depending upon species. Although with this species this is less important as the males are not that rough on females.

In a 55g I'd have more than one shoaling mid-water species, probably 3 in groups of 7-9 each. There is still the congo tetras, beautiful fish, I had 5 or 6 in a 55g years back. Up to you, it is your aquarium.


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post #12 of 13 Old 01-05-2010, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Anything I found researching suggested medium-sized characins; which I'd consider the Kerri's to be with an expected 2.5-3"... but correct me if I'm assuming wrong there.

I eyed with the Congo's there for a while too.....I'd just think a school of them AND a school of Kerri's AND the 2 Kissings would be too much in the tank once everybody is grown ups

I never had such a hard time deciding how to stock a tank then this 55g I'm beginning to wonder if it'll ever be properly stocked at the 'pace' I am going here

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post #13 of 13 Old 01-12-2010, 09:51 PM
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Im not sure what "technically" should be kept with them, but I have a 100(us gallon) tank with 11 gouramis in it, I have never had trouble putting any type of fish in with them. Right now in the tank with them I have 10 neons, a black skirt tetra, 2 reddish colored tetras(cant remember what they are), cories, 2 plecos, 2 chinese algae eaters, a female bette, a botia, a shovel nose catfish, and some zebra fish(cant remember their exact name either. But everyone does fine. Also gourami wise I have a gold male, 4 blue females, 2 sunsets, and a few paradise all without any trouble. As long as your tank it well planted I wouldn't think you would have a whole lot of trouble with any tetra that isn't aggressive. But then again im not expert but this is just what gets along in my tank.
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