Tank Mate for Paradise Fish - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 08-13-2009, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Tank Mate for Paradise Fish

I have a 20 gallon tank with some small tetras as a group and a paradise gourami that was formerly in the community tank but was bullying the other fish so we moved him to this separate tank. im afraid he is lonely and was wondering what kind of fish could go well with the paradise fish so that they won't be bullying each other.

thanks
angelover is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 08-13-2009, 12:43 PM
Member
 
Fishin Pole's Avatar
 
a group of 3 or 4 cories for the bottom of the tank would work for you........Non aggressive and would never bother the gourami.........Just a thought
Fishin Pole is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 08-13-2009, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
thanks. do you think that any good sized non-agrresive fish would be okay? because when the paradise fish was in the community tank it was nipping at other fish (particularly angels and the other gourami that was in there, which we expected)...i've read that the paradise fish like to live alone but it just seems kind of alone in that tank with all the other little tetras
angelover is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 08-13-2009, 12:59 PM
Member
 
Fishin Pole's Avatar
 
gouramis as they mature CAN get rather aggressive, especially with other kinds of gouramis, typically the paradise fish is usually one of the more docile gourami species, but you never can tell..........Since this fish has a history of nipping tank mates, i wouldnt trust putting other fish his size in with him......Your tetras are probably left alone due to size and their non threatening manner and quickness........I still think some kind of bottom dweller is the way to go for your tank, due to its size and the gourami and its history
Fishin Pole is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 08-13-2009, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
thanks so much :) i want some more fish in there, not too too many, but enough that the paradise fish won't feel so alone, you know? and i would feel badly if we bought a fish to put in there and it got attacked by the paradise fish.
angelover is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sick paradise fish shane3fan Tropical Fish Diseases 14 04-07-2010 10:15 PM
help with my paradise fish please miss Anabantids 1 03-27-2010 05:13 PM
Paradise fish update! Ashkat Anabantids 3 03-25-2008 10:14 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome