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Old 06-20-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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Paradise fish

Anyone ever keep them? I just wanna hear some user experience of these fish. They're quite beautiful and I may keep one in a 10 gallon.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:49 PM   #2
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They're amazing fish. Wouldn't keep any in a ten, though. Very gorgeous and very personable though.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:51 PM   #3
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I have an ocellated paradise fish that is highly aggressive. They would do best alone like a betta
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A 10 is a bit cramped but considering that these are like the original betta fish, I think I'd go with a single one in a 10 with no tankmates.
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The paradise fish ( macropodus opercularus) was the first fish introduced to the hobby
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:17 AM   #6
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A 10 is a bit cramped but considering that these are like the original betta fish, I think I'd go with a single one in a 10 with no tankmates.
I was planning on just putting him alone in the 10. They're pretty cool. Cool enough for a single fish. Are they as aggressive as everyone says?
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I keep them with other fish and they aren't bad at all. Yet again, it depends on the fish itself.
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I would keep them alone.
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I have them with angels, rainbow fish, and a rainbow shark. They're probably the most docile fish in there. But, it's a 75 gallon tank. I wouldn't put anything in with them in a ten, probably not anything until up to about the 30 gallon range.
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I have one in a 10 by himself, I think he does fine in there. He was in a 29 with some other fish but he ate another fish's eyes off. =(
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I have them with angels, rainbow fish, and a rainbow shark. They're probably the most docile fish in there. But, it's a 75 gallon tank. I wouldn't put anything in with them in a ten, probably not anything until up to about the 30 gallon range.
I have a 50 gal. But I don't want him hurting my rams. I'll freak.
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I have one in a 10 by himself, I think he does fine in there. He was in a 29 with some other fish but he ate another fish's eyes off. =(
Oh jeez. Well that's lovely haha
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I had one in a 20 with a few other smaller fish. He didn't do well and was rehomed. Gorgeous fish though.
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So I'm the only one with good feedback, huh?
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So I'm the only one with good feedback, huh?
Any feedback works for me. Should I risk putting a Paradise in my community?
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What fish do you have now?
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School of Congo tetras. school of rainbow fish. A couple rams a juvenile Pictus cat. And some apple snails. Tanks a 50 gallon
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I've had mine in a community without problem. it was just tragic that he got stuck inside a big shell. i couldnt find him.for a month and when i was doing a major maintenance in the tank and took out the shell, the body(half rotten) slipped out
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I've had mine in a community without problem. it was just tragic that he got stuck inside a big shell. i couldnt find him.for a month and when i was doing a major maintenance in the tank and took out the shell, the body(half rotten) slipped out
Bummer was he ever aggressive with tank mates?
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I wouldn't add a paradise fish because he will most likely attack the rams
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