03-26-2007, 08:34 PM
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No kribs in a tank with angelfish and gouramis. These fish are quite eager to breed and are far more troublesome if you are keeping angels and gouramis with them. Add as much as hiding places as you can if you plan to keep bottom dwellers. Bottom dwellers will have a problem with those kribs.
Originally Posted by leifthebunny
I was thinking of putting together a 55g specifically for angelfish. From what I've been reading, they do best in groups of 3+. Here's what I'm playing around with currently:
2 kribensis cichlid (debating as I'm hearing conflicting things about them tending to be aggressive as they mature)
2 blue rainbowfish
2 mosaic (pearl) gouramis
2 opaline (blue) gouramis
Planted with hornwort, wisteria and an anubias in the center. Was thinking of using flower shrimp as they tend to get larger and less likely to get eaten.
Grant, if I were you, stick with the angelfish. Try bristlenose for plecs. As long as you provide them veggies, they will be stopped from turning to your plants for foods. There are pitbull plecs, otos, clown plecs, etc.:)
As for blue rams, you'll find it fit to keep 2 pairs.:) Females have pink bellies just for reference.
Schooling fish that you can try are rasboras, tetras and danios. Avoid small species of tetras as the angelfish often find them a delicacy rather than tankmates. Neons and cardinals are often the most common victims. Deep-bodied tetras are your better options. And just as a forewarning, no serpaes, black skirt tetras, Buenos Aires and red-eye tetras unless you are prepared to treat all fish with Melafix for tattered fins.
Good luck to you both.:)