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cichlids 12 60.00%
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:34 PM   #1
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cichlids or gouramis

which do you prefer?????




cichlids or gouramis your choice
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:39 PM   #2
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cichlids, because they have a better variety.
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:41 PM   #3
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I voted for Gouramis as I felt those were the better of the two for me to start my fish keeping adventure with. Although, there were quite a few Cichlids that I really liked when I started looking at the different fish that were available. Mainly the Electric Blue and Electric Yellow Cichlids.

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Old 04-03-2005, 11:45 PM   #4
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the electric yellow and blue are two of my favorites too because of the brilliant color in them!!!!!!!!!!!
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cichlids rock and so do all other fish!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:53 PM   #5
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cichlids or gouramis???? what will it be?????
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cichlids rock and so do all other fish!!!!!!!!!!
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10 gallon- aggressive with 1 blue texas cichlid
10 gallon-small feeder fish tank with cold/brackish water conditions
20 gallon-full to extremely aggressive with 3 covict cichlids

55 gallon-fully aggressive tank with 2 jack dempsey cichlids,1
jewel cichlid, 1 albino oscar and a large very aggressive red oscar
1 betta bowl-peacefull with 1 male betta
1 large betta bowl-peacefull with 1 crown tail betta
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:59 PM   #6
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cichlids all the way because there is such a huge variety of cichlids

and plus the Angelfish is a cichlid!
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Old 04-04-2005, 12:19 AM   #7
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Old 04-04-2005, 05:48 AM   #8
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I like cichlids but I just love my gouramis.
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i voted gouramis because around here tilapia are synonymous with foul stagnant water so it's hard for me to like them unless i happen to come across a really colorful one unlike the local grey/black splotchy/sickly-looking ones.
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Cichlids they are so fun to watch and all have there own personality.
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Old 04-04-2005, 08:12 AM   #11
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Prefer angelfish over gourami
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gourami over all other cichlids
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Old 04-04-2005, 09:18 AM   #12
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I voted for gouramis just because I think some of them are really neat like the pink kissers and snakeskin ones. Plus you don't have to worry about the PH that much like you do with the higher PH demanding cichlids.
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Cichlids- there are so many interesting and colorful species, and IMO they have more personality than gouramis. I like gouramis too though.
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thanks everyone who voted and replied keep it up!!!
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10 gallon-small feeder fish tank with cold/brackish water conditions
20 gallon-full to extremely aggressive with 3 covict cichlids

55 gallon-fully aggressive tank with 2 jack dempsey cichlids,1
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1 betta bowl-peacefull with 1 male betta
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Gouramis make better community fish because they're less aggressive. Well... except for my demon fish... but there's just something not right about him.
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Gouramis have their own little personalities. My male cinnamon is just so dominant and territorial, its funny sometimes he gets "aggressive" with some of my new plants. My poor female is always on the run. And both of them love to pick up snails and try to eat them. (wish they could).
I like both, can't pick just one!!!
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I really like them both, but I chose gouramis. I love their personalities and how they wave their feelers at things. I do like cichlids though, I have some amazing angels.

BTW RoK, what is that gourami in your profile?
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BTW RoK, what is that gourami in your profile?
A male opaline gourami, it's not mine though, I found the pic online. The males have that more darker color to them than females, usually. They don't always show it off like that though.
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