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Old 03-11-2015, 06:42 PM   #1
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Stocking 30 gallon tank

I'd like to get a school of 6-8 tiger barbs and probably a couple of banjo catfish. However I've also got 2 dwarf gourami's I'd like to put in as well but I don't know if barbs and gourami's make good tank mates. Any opinions are welcome.


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no you might try cherry barbs or clown barbs instead if you want a gourami
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I think it would be fine, but only 1 gourami. Also make sure the banjos get some food because tiger barbs are crazy eaters.


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I know tiger barbs are fin nippers, but I also know that in a proper size school and tank they won't nip other fish.


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Depending on the species, mixing gourami can be risky as they will clash with other gourami. Dwarf gourami are especially known for this. If you meant you have 2 already I would separate them. The only real way 2 dwarf gourami can live peacefully under most circumstances, is if it's a breeding pair or the tank is heavily planted.


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I have 2 dwarf gourami (both male I believe) in a 38 gallon tank. They chased each other for a little while when first introduced, but they pretty much leave each other alone now.


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There's a good chance of aggression down the road. If it was me I'd separate them.


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