Are there any gouramis that would do well with my fish?
I purchased a sunset gourami several weeks ago, but he died within the first couple of days. (unknown death, I guess due to the move and stress)I like the look of the gouramis, but I am unsure if I would like to try and purchase another. From everything I have been reading, I'm not sure they would do well in my tank with my community fish.
I have a 55 gallon tank with these fish:
3 lemon tetras
3 black neon tetras
5 blue neon tetras
1 silver dollar
1 glass fish
2 dwarf african frogs
So should I risk getting any gouramis? Are they too aggressive? Are there any non-aggressive that would be safe with my fish?
hmm i wouldnt get gouramis but rather finish your schools of the other fish.
Just with my limited experience with Honey Gouramis, I would say Honeys will be fin nippers. I have 2 in a 10gal and the one has messed the other one's tail up a bit chasing her. She is shy and was ill when the tank was cycling but he still chases her back to the corners or into hiding so with these, I would worry about the guppys.
musho3210 - you mentioned something about schools...
I have been told (from the place where I purchase the fish) that I only needed 3 for a school, but lately I have been reading that 4 to 6 is better for schooling fish. Which is better and/or correct?
Also, I know that tetras are a schooling fish. Are there any other fish on my list that need to be in a school?
Re: musho3210 - you mentioned something about schools...
I think the silver dollars need a school and the glass fish (if it is the glass cat fish than i dont think they need one but if it is the glass tetra thingy then im pretty sure they do)
EDIT: yes after googling both of them they both need schools
Rule of thumb, 6 fish equal 1 school.
i think gold, three spotted, snakeskin, dwarf, honey and most other gouramis would be fine in your tank, i have some very similar fish to the ones you have and iv got three spotted, gold, kissing and a snakeskin gourami.
i tried to quote somebody and did it wrong! trying again ...
Yes, I do need to finish out my schools before I go on to other fish. I plan on getting more silver dollars and a few more neon and black tetras. I don't know if I want any more glass tetra fish though. The one I have is pretty mean and he picks on my silver dollar all the time. If they were in schools though, it may not be so bad.
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