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post #11 of 22 Old 12-30-2009, 01:09 PM
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It can be very difficult to find good quality of stock with rams. Should you go that route, you ought to look for a private breeder. The other advantage to that is you can be assured that you'll get a male/female pair. It can be quite challenging to pick out a pair from a tank full of fish.

The pearl gouramis will give you that profile you want. They are beautiful, graceful and majestic, but aren't vibrantly colored. They are flashy though.

Pearls are also more tollerant of variances in water quality.

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post #12 of 22 Old 12-30-2009, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Very good, I'm guessing I'll go with a pair of Gouramis. Thanks for all the help in sorting out my list. The list has morphed so many times over the past few weeks, I swear it actually gave me a headache.
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post #13 of 22 Old 01-05-2010, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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10- Glofish
8- Kuhli Loaches
20- Ghost Shrimp
2- Pearl Gourami(s)

Stupid question, the tank already has 7 glofish in it, that's it. In what order and amount of each fish would you add?
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post #14 of 22 Old 01-05-2010, 09:47 PM
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Just be warned when your Kulis are adults/ big enough and your ghosts start disappearing, don't be surprised and don't wonder when the kuhli don't touch flake food no more

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post #15 of 22 Old 01-06-2010, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Angel, but what I was asking is, how many of each fish would you add at a given time and in which order would you stock them, or does that matter?
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post #16 of 22 Old 01-06-2010, 08:18 AM
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Sorry I didn't pay attention to your question....

Since you already have Glofish, I'd start there and stock them up.
At the same time I'd add the ghost shrimp (provided all your water paramters are at 0)
Once that all went down well with no peak in parameters for 5-6 days add the Gourami's and another few days later add the kuhli.

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post #17 of 22 Old 01-06-2010, 11:24 AM
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are glofish very active like danios?

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post #18 of 22 Old 01-06-2010, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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are glofish very active like danios?
Yea, they run wild, they are just vibrant colored Zebra Danios

Thanks Angel, I wasn't sure how to add the fish without stressing them out too much in transition since there would be so many Glofish vs say the Kuhlis or what not.
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post #19 of 22 Old 01-06-2010, 02:21 PM
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There is a high likelyhood that the danios will stress out the pearls, especially if you don't provide adequate cover for the pearls. They need a background to feel secure, a densely planted (real or fake) area, and they need some floating cover. I have a Fancy Plant 36" bamboo in mine. It provides them with something to hide in/under, as well as a protected surface area.
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125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #20 of 22 Old 01-07-2010, 01:27 AM
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Where are you in terms of stocking, at the moment?

Some concerns: gouramis don't really like one another. If you can get your hands on a male/female pair this may reduce aggression. Pearl gouramis are generally a bit friendlier than some other species, but you may still have problems between them. Unless you're really going out of your way to build distinct territories for the fish, you may want to avoid more than one specimen of territorial fish like these.

Perhaps you could just get a single pearl gourami and instead of a second, get a nice, friendly cichlid like a keyhole or even festivus cichlid?

Do make sure your loaches are adults, as skinny little juveniles would probably appear pretty tasty to a full-grown pearl gourami (or the cichlids I mentioned).

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