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TrashmanNYC 12-07-2007 01:17 AM

Gouramis?
 
Right now I have 2 tiger barbs and 1 rainbow shark in my 46g Bowfront........
I plan on getting a few more tiger barbs to keep them busy amongst themselves..........
can i add some Gouramis (probrably dwarf) to my tank? what else would you suggest......?
any chance of putting cichlids in there?

I was thinking of getting maybe 3 or 4 more Tiger Barbs, maybe 2 dwarf gouramis, 1 or 2 cichlids and maybe some cory cats for the bottom...........
would I also be able to add 2 angelfish with that stock?

Thanks........
Robb

Lupin 12-07-2007 02:51 AM

Re: Gouramis?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TrashmanNYC
Right now I have 2 tiger barbs and 1 rainbow shark in my 46g Bowfront........
I plan on getting a few more tiger barbs to keep them busy amongst themselves..........
can i add some Gouramis (probrably dwarf) to my tank? what else would you suggest......?
any chance of putting cichlids in there?

I was thinking of getting maybe 3 or 4 more Tiger Barbs, maybe 2 dwarf gouramis, 1 or 2 cichlids and maybe some cory cats for the bottom...........
would I also be able to add 2 angelfish with that stock?

Thanks........
Robb

I would never suggest mixing gouramis and angelfish in a tank with tiger barbs, regardless of it being a hit or miss. Stick to pentazona barbs which will not nip your gouramis and angels.

You can try rams but I would suggest removing the rainbow shark as both species will eventually outcompete each other for boundaries. The shark will also harass the corydoras.

SeaSerpant 12-12-2007 10:13 PM

well i have 4 angelfish (chiclids) and 2 gourami but no barbs so i don't exactly know why they would attack each other. Would my tank have any problems? But i don't advise getting chiclids that will grow big enough to eat the other fish.

jeaninel 12-12-2007 10:39 PM

I think what Lupin meant was that the tiger barbs are the problem. I've had angels and gouramis together before with no problems. But the tiger barbs are notorious fin nippers.

SeaSerpant 12-15-2007 09:26 PM

okay thanks. i didn't know. (not being sarcastic)


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