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post #1 of 5 Old 04-16-2011, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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question about stocking with Bolivian Ram


I have not found or got a Bolivian Ram, but I'd like one. What are thoughts about keeping one in a 43 gal tank with 5 dwarf rainbow fish and perhaps one female Opaline Gourami? I'm thinking about putting the Gourami in the larger tank I have, because she and the male in my 23 gal are keeping on seperate sides of the 23 gal tank, and I feel like he is bullying her, though by no means badly at this time.

Just not sure if I should move her over if I think I'd like to get a Bolivian Ram one day. My tank is pretty well planted.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-16-2011, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, and yes I'm aware a Gourami may not like being with rainbows, but I still think she may prefer it over trying to avoid the male Gourami I have in the tank she is in now. Just not sure???

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I've read the profile on the Bolivian Ram before, but now I DO see they are fine with Gourami's so I guess I've answered my own question.

Sorry - didn't notice that before, probably because I wasn't thinking about having a Gourami when I read it. Now I have 2!!

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-17-2011, 09:46 PM
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Just so you know there is a chance the gourami won't get along with the rams, I had a male blue gourami and added 2 rams to his tank, he immediately saw them as a thread and began bullying them. I just spent $20 on the rams and didn't want to risk losing them so I separated them right away until I could give away my blue gourami.
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Just so you know there is a chance the gourami won't get along with the rams, I had a male blue gourami and added 2 rams to his tank, he immediately saw them as a thread and began bullying them. I just spent $20 on the rams and didn't want to risk losing them so I separated them right away until I could give away my blue gourami.

Great - that's good to know. I now have my blue Gourami by himself, except a snail He was bullying the female so bad, and she is very happy in a larger tank with dwarf rainbows.

I will probably just get a few dwarf african frog for him - do you think they do okay with Gourami's? Or else just a few black neon tetras - I like them.

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