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post #11 of 16 Old 03-02-2009, 11:33 PM
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So you would do this?

-12 cardinals
-4 Kuhliis
-3 cories
-12 black neons
-1 Dwar Gourami
-1 pictus
-1 peppered cory

If so, Tiger barbs are out. That is full.
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post #12 of 16 Old 03-03-2009, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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If I rehomed my Pictus (hes going to get to big for my tank anyways) and Peppered cory, could i get a Blue Ram instead? with the others listed?
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post #13 of 16 Old 03-03-2009, 01:49 PM
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I don't see why not. The only compatibility issue I can imagine would be between any dwarf cichlid and your gourami. I used to have dwarf gouramis and kribensis cichlids in the same tank, and the female krib would sometimes get into scraps with one of the gouramis. Nothing too serious and there were enough hiding places for everyone to be happy so it worked out fine.

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post #14 of 16 Old 03-06-2009, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Ah Okay.
Well, Ive decided to put up my Cory, Pictus and Dojo for sale, so hopefully I can find them a new home.
Ive decided against the Blue Ram because I dont want him and my Grouami to get into fights, just in case. But, I am going to the city today, and i might be picking up some new fishes.

Ive also put on hold a ten gallon tank with accessories, and the owner of it breeds red jewel cichlids I believe is what he said, and he said he would give me a few for no extra cost.

Any information on them?
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post #15 of 16 Old 03-06-2009, 09:41 PM
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What I want to know is why you are going to have three species of mid-level shoaling fish in that small of a tank. It would look much nicer and less chaotic if you did like 18 Cardinals or the like. But, its your tank. It is still overstocked with having 12 of each tetra IMO.
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post #16 of 16 Old 03-07-2009, 02:25 AM
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Jewels are mean mean mean. Not for community tanks at all. Even though they max out at 4" (maybe 5) they're aggressive enough to keep with American cichlids much larger than themselves. They'll tear up your community like nobody's business.

There's no guarantee that a ram (or any other dwarf cichlid) will absolutely get into fights with a gourami, it's just a possibility. My male krib never paid my gouramis any attention; it was just the female that didn't like them.

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