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Old 07-05-2012, 07:18 PM   #11
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He built it before I was born and I was 12 when we move. The high fin Pleco was at least 20 when we moved.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:19 PM   #12
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If the gouramis was entirely blue with out the black spot it might have been that.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:26 PM   #13
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Is that any closer? And if u were twelve u may have forgotten. I remember having a betta when i was twelve but i couldnt tell you what color it was and im only 18. Based on your description and levels of aggression i can almost gaurantee that it was the blue gourami. I was going to say discus but they tend to be gentle and unless your dad cleaned it 3 times a weeks it probably was not them
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:40 PM   #14
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I also doubt discus because my Dad avoided difficult fish.

The blue gourami with out the spot definitely looks close to my memory. It's amazing the difference the lack of a black spot looks. Could these be kept in a fair number in a large tank? Say 10-15 in a 60g. Potential dream tank. Those fish and their feisty attitude so bad a fit in the community tanks they were in would be beautiful in a community tank.

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Old 07-05-2012, 07:51 PM   #15
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Ok yeah i bet it was these guys. And a 60 gallon... I would say?... 6 to 8? U could also mix it up and get some gold gouramis. Exact same fish different coloring. They contrast nicely. I would do a few blues a few golds and a senegal bichir. They are my #1 favorite fish. They are semi-aggressive, eat almost anything, couldnt eat a blue gourami, fast, and have the most personality i have ever seen in fish. I am picturing this tank in my mind and it actually seems pretty nice. On the amount of gouramis though.. If someone else could give an opinion because i only kept gouramis for a month until my pet sitter killed them while i was on vacation by overfeeding.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:54 PM   #16
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Ouch... I had a group of golden wonder killies die from a sitter over feeding.

This tank won't happen soon but it's a dream for someday.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:58 PM   #17
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Here they are! I also have some photos of my little senegals and my 55 gallon setup on my profile. Instead of doing gouramis you could do something like I have with one stunning aggressive cichlid and some bottom feeders
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