01-22-2012, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by lamberb2
Are there two fish I can keep together to be my "Centerpiece fish" ? Will the german blue rams fit in instead? or a pair of Pearl Gourami's? Maybe a pair of Smaller Cichlids?
I've had no luck with keep a male/female Gourami - the male harrassed the female endlessly, and I moved the female to another tank. This is not uncommon. Finding a bonded pair may be difficult. The dwarf gourami's may be less aggressive. See if someone weighs in on that.
German Rams are considered more difficult fish to keep. Even though someone else said they will do fine putting them in water they were "raised in", you need to know what that was. I don't see GBR's spawning in anything but soft-acidic water with low PH, so I'm assuming a breeder would be raising them in that water. If you put them in hard-alkaline water, you probably won't have them live long, and they will likely not show their beautiful colors. Just my opinion.
Pearl Gourami's may be a possibility, but they get large. 35 gallon may not be big enough at some point. You could upgrade your tank at some point too.