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Old 08-28-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
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Hello all! Any suggestions for me?

Hello fellow fish lovers!

I just started a brand new 30 gallon tank about two months ago (meaning that I am a total newbie to this fantastic fishy world) and, after having spent a ton of time online looking for answers to my questions, have decided to register here so that I can ask all of you for more case specific answers.

Usually I ask my local fish store.... But lately I have been finding that I have been receiving increasingly bad advice

So, I can't wait to get started asking the millions of questions I've got zipping around in my head and hearing what advice all of you have to recommend!

Right.... So here goes: I have a heavily (artificially) planted and decorated 30 gallon tank which is currently occupied by 3 ADF ( 1 male, 2 female), 2 Corydoras, 1 Pleco, 6 male guppies, 2 German rams (1 male, 1 female), 1 blue Gourami, and 1 Dwarf gourami (both males). I am sad to report that up until yesterday, I had a beautiful male golden gourami.... But he decided that he wanted to be king of the tank and started to attack everything in sight... So I gave him to a friend who has multiple fish tanks full of fish that will be less likely to tolerate his terrorism.

So now that he's gone, I can't help but feel that even though I have a decent stock of beautiful fish, my tank is lacking something swimming around the middle range...

Any suggestions for a colourful, gentle tank mate for my lovelies?
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What about a Pearl Gourami. There are some which are cranky but I have a sweet peaceful one which is a wonderful fish for the tank. The male is very attractive.

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Old 09-17-2014, 05:04 PM   #3
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Thank you!

Thanks for the advice!

I was thinking about getting a female Pearl gourami... They seem to be more gentle toward other fish than the males. Unfortunately, they are not to be found at my local fish store

I have already asked and they told me that they almost never get females in stock. So I'll keep my eyes peeled for any wherever I go in future
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Thanks for the advice!



I was thinking about getting a female Pearl gourami... They seem to be more gentle toward other fish than the males. Unfortunately, they are not to be found at my local fish store



I have already asked and they told me that they almost never get females in stock. So I'll keep my eyes peeled for any wherever I go in future

I'm amazed you have an LFS that can actually differentiate between males and females.


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As far as your question goes...
I'm amazed that you're worried about an aggressive Pearl when you're keeping 6 Male Guppies..

Still, if you're not looking for a gourami I'd suggest beefing up your Cory school as a start.


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An angel fish would be nice and defiantly up your Cory numbers


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