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Tannerj 02-11-2012 06:02 PM

Pearl Gouramis.. Any good?
Im wanting a type of gourami for my 56 community, and i was leaning toward pearls, are they good for that, or should i get a different kind?

bigehugedome 02-11-2012 06:39 PM

Depends on your water parameters and what else you want in your tank. I hav one in my 29 gallon, a male, and he is very colorful and active. If your wanting a group I have no experience, but than be aggressive towards each other.

Check the profiles on the navigation bar. The pearl gourami is in there. Or click the shaded name pearl gourami.
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Tannerj 02-11-2012 06:42 PM

Well its gonna be in with harlequin rasboras, boesemani rainbows, corys, clown loaches, and a rainbow shark. Maybe some angelfish. And its either going to be alone or with another pearl

bigehugedome 02-11-2012 06:57 PM

Well someone more experienced people should chime in, however clown loaches get very big and should be kept in a group of at least 5 so they would not work well in your tank.

Also I believe the rainbow shark and the corys may not get along. I'm not positive on that though.

Also they pearl gourami proably wont work with Angels. I would pick one or the other. Like I said. Those with more experience will chime in soon to give you some more insight.

Oh and welcome to TFK, there are many helpful people on this site!

Tannerj 02-11-2012 07:00 PM

well, if i went with the pearl, id probably go with neons, if i went with the angels, since ive heard they would eat neons, id probably go with something else like barbs

Tannerj 02-11-2012 07:00 PM

And if i dont get clown loaches, i might go with kuhlii loaches.

bigehugedome 02-11-2012 07:10 PM

100% scratch the clowns. They will not work in your tank. Other smaller loaches will work as long a they are in a minimum group of 5 and added to an established tank.

Others will help with the other fish better than I can.

Byron 02-11-2012 07:37 PM

I'm glad this is still in the planning stage, because there are some real issues with combining some of these fish.

Have a read of the profile of the species you are considering, all of them are in our profiles under the second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top. It mentions compatibility issues in each, where that is relevant.

If you have questions from that, ask away.:-)


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