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blueblue48 08-02-2007 08:57 PM

new gourami, quick question, and a couple of pics! :)
 
ok ive had a 10 gallon cycling for maybe 2 months now :shock: ? i just havent really thought of what to put in there. but on a wim i went to petsmart and bought a nice looking gourami! but i want to know if:
A: i can put another gourami in there without them fighting?
B: if i can feed it peas just like a beta :wink:
and C: what type of gourami it is, i forgot but i have pics so you tell me!
sorry about the blurry pics i dont have the greatest camera because im on a low budget (and im only 14 :])
heres the tank:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b8...8/DSCN0362.jpg
it has blue substrate and some fake plants along with a nice rock cave.
heres the gourami himself... i think i want to call him raoul.. kinda suave:
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b8...8/DSCN0352.jpg
enjoy and i always love constructive critism! :wink:

Lupin 08-02-2007 09:04 PM

Re: new gourami, quick question, and a couple of pics! :)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by blueblue48
A: i can put another gourami in there without them fighting?

Provide more plants if you wish add another. That gourami may harass a new tankmate.
Quote:

B: if i can feed it peas just like a beta :wink:
Yes.
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and C: what type of gourami it is,
Three-spot gourami. A gold strain is directly related to the three-spot.

Gump 08-02-2007 09:09 PM

Nice cave in the middle. Congrats on the new pick up.

blueblue48 08-02-2007 09:10 PM

lol thanks alot!
looks like petstmart doesnt feed there fish very well, or hes just a hungry little guy! i fed him just now.
since i cant really add anymore plants i was wondering what anyother tankmates would be? i only have about 5 more inches of space keep in mind.

Lupin 08-02-2007 09:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blueblue48
i was wondering what anyother tankmates would be? i only have about 5 more inches of space keep in mind.

Cories? Can't go wrong with small species of rasboras such as hengelis.

blueblue48 08-02-2007 09:26 PM

yeah i might put some panda cories in there since they dont get big at all (ive heard about 1.5 inches?) but ive also hear there not very hardy? is that true?

Lupin 08-02-2007 09:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blueblue48
yeah i might put some panda cories in there since they dont get big at all (ive heard about 1.5 inches?) but ive also hear there not very hardy? is that true?

Blueblue, I'm not the right person to be asked with regarding the cories as I've never tried any more species including that other than only a few.

This might help though.:)
http://www.planetcatfish.com/catelog...species_id=267

blueblue48 08-02-2007 09:40 PM

thanks for the link! most people said they get 1.5 " so i might be able to get three for a small school. plus theyll really enjoy that cave and all the plants to hide in and under. i better go mow the lawn since i only have 10 dollars and they might be kind of expensive? anyways ill get back to you guys when i get em.

MattD 08-03-2007 04:13 AM

My girlfriend has the exact same setup as you, which I recently helped her decide on.

She has a 10 gallon, and purchased 3 panda cories some months back. Then, several weeks ago, she added two gouramis. A fine tank indeed.

If you do get panda cories, try and pick up a small container of sinking tropical pellets/discs. Pandas are VERY small, so they'll only need like half of one disc, depending on the full size, and maybe a small pinchful of pellets. I mention this because it looks like you have flake food there - not that they won't eat it, but the gourami(s) will get them before the cories do.

Good luck!

blueblue48 08-03-2007 09:23 AM

oh yeah i was planning on picking those up anyways because i have 1 emerald cory 1 peppered cory and 2 albino cories in my 55 that have been wanting those sinking algae discs, i used to have some but there hungry little guys :wink:


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