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post #21 of 24 Old 05-25-2013, 04:25 PM
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Sorry I'm late coming to this thread, but I have a couple comments that I hope will still be in time to avoid trouble for you.

Forget the shark, with any bottom fish. As someone mentioned, quite correctly, these fish will become more territorial as they mature, and they do not appreciate sharing space with similar fish. The loaches are especially problematic, and while I can't say definitely about the corys, for the sake of the gentle corys I wold not subject them to even possible harassment from a shark.

As for the upper fish, while I would not normally mix any barb with gourami, due to the activeness of most barb and the sedate quiet demeanor of all gourami, the cherry is not so likely to cause trouble. But forget the Black Widow Tetra or any of its variations, as these will nip gourami.

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Did you not read through the thread before posting, or did you just find that our advice was inadequate?


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post #22 of 24 Old 05-25-2013, 05:23 PM
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Sorry I'm late coming to this thread, but I have a couple comments that I hope will still be in time to avoid trouble for you.

Forget the shark, with any bottom fish. As someone mentioned, quite correctly, these fish will become more territorial as they mature, and they do not appreciate sharing space with similar fish. The loaches are especially problematic, and while I can't say definitely about the corys, for the sake of the gentle corys I wold not subject them to even possible harassment from a shark.

As for the upper fish, while I would not normally mix any barb with gourami, due to the activeness of most barb and the sedate quiet demeanor of all gourami, the cherry is not so likely to cause trouble. But forget the Black Widow Tetra or any of its variations, as these will nip gourami.

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Are you confusing barbs with danios ?

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Did you not read through the thread before posting, or did you just find that our advice was inadequate?


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In the thread, post #2, you advised against the shark. In post # 4, the OP "revised" his list and still included the shark with loaches. I was confirming your earlier advice, as sometimes a second person saying the same will add some weight.

My comment on the cherrys was not previously mentioned, so that was additional.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Are you confusing barbs with danios ?
There was no mention of danio in this thread. ???

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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