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I'm new to the site. Really love tropical fish profiles :-D
I've got a 72 gallon bow front I've had for 12 years. I want to redo it with colorful freshwater fish that won't fight and kill each other. LOL
I had angelfish in the tank, a school of rummy nose tetras and 2 horse face loaches, then I had to take someones silver dollars and they killed everything in the tank. Now there is one of them left. I'm looking for it
a new home and then I want to start a new community tank. I have found lots of good info on the fish profiles.
I welcome any and all suggestions.
Welcome to TFK :-D
Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.:-D Glad you find the profiles useful, they are one of our several resources here.
If you post your question in the Freshwater Aquarium section, and include your water parameters (hardness and pH), other members will undoubtedly offer some suggestions. More members check out the specific sections, so they get more action.;-)
hello and welcome. :-D
Welcome to TFK :-)
I personally love the Gourami species but with a 75 gallon tank you might be able to get bigger fish unless you want to stay around the 3-4" range.
especially the Dwarf Gourami
I love gourami's also. Just want them to all get along. Do you have a mixed tank of Gourami's?
This is in the fish profiles:
Both shy and territorial, this fish can be maintained in a larger community aquarium with peaceful and quiet tankmates but usually not other gourami or active, boisterous fish. Males are territorial with other males. Sometimes other brightly-coloured fish will cause this fish to become aggressive. Should be maintained in sexed pairs only.
Read more: Dwarf Gourami (Trichogaster lalius) Profile
If you are thinking about the dwarf gourami I would really read that page I just linked over really well.
I had two bright mollies in the tank with it (they were longer and about the same size and kept to themselves) and they never fought.
The reason I don't have them anymore is because I was worried for their health, my water is harder than they like it and eventually one start spazzing so I returned them. Byron had suggested to me that water that is good for mollies usually isn't good for the gouramis. Live bearers like hard water while the gouramis like soft to moderately hard water. I love those fish though, one day I will have them again :).
That will be the main thing deciding your stock, what kind of water you have. I would really look at all of that information so you can see what is safe to keep in your tank without having to go out of your way to fill it up.
My water is on the hard side haven't checked it recently. I used to try to keep Discus, but could never quite get the water right. So I gave that up. I would really like a blue or 3 spot gourami and a pearl gourami but not sure it would work. I'll see once I get tank ready again.
72 gallon has a lot of space so I bet you have a variety of options.
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