Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-30-2006, 10:52 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Toledo, OH
Posts: 577
Send a message via AIM to Burks Send a message via MSN to Burks
Those Guppies you are talking about are very hard to find. Last time I saw one he was in QT, not sure what he had.

My Opaline Gouramis are pretty peaceful. They only seem to bother each other and stay away from the White Clouds.

If I had to pick, the Guppies would be my choice provided you can find the little buggers.
__________________

__________________
Burks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2006, 11:36 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Harlingen, Texas
Posts: 1,643
Send a message via MSN to crazyred
I LOVE my opaline gourami. She's very sweet. She's not nasty at all! She moves so slowly and gracefully.....she's def. the centerpiece of the tank.
__________________

__________________
"My name is Crazy Red and I'm an Aquariumaholic." ~~Melissa~~dedicated Ram breeder~~

55 gal.FW: 4 platies, 3 angelfish, 3 Cochu's blue tetras, 2 Rummynose tetras, 4 A. cacatuoides, 1 A. trifasciata, 2 blue rams, 6 Von Rio tetras, 1 Queen Arabesque pleco

29 Gal. FW: 2 variatus platies, 6 cherry barbs, 10 harlequin rasboras, 1 opaline gourami, 1 hillstream loach, 1 Rio Jari pleco (L-316), 1 GBR

10 Gal. FW: 1 african clawed frog, 1 dwarf flame gourami

10 Gal. FW:tons of blue ram fry

(4) 2 Gal. FW: all four with male bettas
crazyred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2006, 11:51 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 1,726
Yep, those guppies (called "Mosaic tails") sure are hard to come by these days. I remember when I had my tank set up 15 years ago that those were the ONLY ones readily available. I guess with all the new fancy breeds the old fashioned mosaic lost their attraction
__________________
35G barebottom: 2 boesemani rainbowfish, 4 congo tetras, Low light plants (1.5wpg) attached to or planted in my own handmade ceramics - Anubia v Nana, Anubia v Barteri, Red Rubin Sword
2.5G - Spot (beautiful betta - Soft pink with red spots on his fins. Java Moss.
joannde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2006, 12:35 PM   #14
God of primitive fishes
 
Toirtis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 8,163
Send a message via MSN to Toirtis Send a message via Yahoo to Toirtis
Dwarf gourami, paradisefish....can't beat them for colour, and both are slow and pretty peaceful.
__________________
G. A. Christian Bilou, Herpetologist
Founder/Director, Reptile Rescue Alberta
Past-President, Calgary Aquarium Society
www.calgaryaquariumsociety.com
Toirtis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2006, 02:39 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 1,726
Paradisefish - I like that suggestion, thanks !

Since I'm now thinking of planting the tank (at least to some extent) I'd really like to give the rams a try. They sound exceptionally interesting and since my original intent was a cichlid tank (until I figured out that the tank is way too small for any of the species I wanted) this is a way to at least get a bit of "cichlid-ness" into the tank.

But if I find those mosaic guppies first than that's probably what I'd go with since I'm seeing it as a "challenge" now ..... funny - who would have thought that a guppy would fit under the category of "something different !".
__________________
35G barebottom: 2 boesemani rainbowfish, 4 congo tetras, Low light plants (1.5wpg) attached to or planted in my own handmade ceramics - Anubia v Nana, Anubia v Barteri, Red Rubin Sword
2.5G - Spot (beautiful betta - Soft pink with red spots on his fins. Java Moss.
joannde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2006, 09:33 PM   #16
Algae Fighter
 
JustOneMore20's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 3,872
Send a message via MSN to JustOneMore20
Honey gouramis are pretty peaceful.

My opaline gourami is a bully. He wouldn't leave my female bolivian ram alone so I had to move her out of my 29g. The opaline chases the cories also. I guess the way they are differs from fish to fish.

If you plant the tank I would get a German ram. My female is very peaceful and very pretty.
__________________
~Kristin~
2 planted tanks: 40g, 20g ; 38g Reef tank
My links to pics: 40g breeder planted build, 40g breeder planted update, My 38g Reef Build

JustOneMore20 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2006, 10:24 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: johnson city, tennessee
Posts: 137
a male pineapple swordtail would look cool although they do get to 3 inches or maybe even a little more
__________________
sith j is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2006, 11:25 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 1,726
I saw two mosaic guppies today - at petsmart of all places. They get their new arrivals on thursday, so it was pretty slim pickings today - those two had torn up tails (goodness only knows what other species they had in with them before). I'm going to keep checking around - even if I have to get them one at a time. I know I'm not going to get the strongest specimens this way, but in all honesty I'm not prepared to pay $60 for a trio ! $1.99 - $2.99 each sounds about right to me.

Gourami's are too variable in temperment for me. I just can't stand the sight of anyone being nastily chased. I'm just a wimp I guess LOL - its a good thing I decided against the cichlids - I probably would have driven myself nuts LOL
__________________

__________________
35G barebottom: 2 boesemani rainbowfish, 4 congo tetras, Low light plants (1.5wpg) attached to or planted in my own handmade ceramics - Anubia v Nana, Anubia v Barteri, Red Rubin Sword
2.5G - Spot (beautiful betta - Soft pink with red spots on his fins. Java Moss.
joannde is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
moving, peaceful

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Large, Slow Moving Fish theotheragentm Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 3 03-20-2008 02:23 AM
MOVING- NEED IDEAS MiamiFishy Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 4 12-01-2006 12:50 PM
Peaceful Mbunas newhobbist Cichlid Discussion 5 10-02-2005 01:54 AM
colorful stocking ideas thefishguy Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 06-10-2005 12:55 PM
Peaceful? ClamKnuckle Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 05-15-2004 09:56 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.