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Old 03-20-2014, 09:30 PM   #1
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The possibility of a third tank...stocking thread

With my tiger barbs being harassed by the rainbow shark, I'm considering picking up another tank in the nature of 30 gallons for a species tank.

That would leave me with a kissing gourami, rainbow shark, and BN pleco in a 55 gallon. Seems empty don't you think?

What would you put in with those 3 guys? I'm not a big fan of cichlids, but I'm not completely counting them out.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:44 AM   #2
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I hate to say it but I think you're fully stocked. Kissing Gouramis reach nearly a foot in length. Rainbow sharks can be territorial and will most likely fight with the pleco.
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That the weirdest thing though, the pleco and the gourami are the fish the he ignores completely. Also, if I have to get a 75 gallon because my gourami actually topped out, so be it, but on the other side he may only reach 9 inches and be fine in a 55.

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I would get a 75 for the gourami. If you do that, a fire mouth or a single convict cichlid might work
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What about an angelfish? Aqadvisor didn't have any problem with it, but then again it didn't have a problem when I accidentally configured it to include the barbs, lol. Anyone have experience with kissing gourami and angelfish?

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I don't mean to revive a dead thread, but I never got an answer on a 55g with a bn pleco, rainbow shark, kissing gourami, and an angelfish. Does anyone know of any problems I could face with that stock?

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I'm not positive but I feel like gouramis and angels can be problematic??
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I'm not positive but I feel like gouramis and angels can be problematic??
I've no idea.

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i'm not positive but i feel like gouramis and angels can be problematic??

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I'm not positive but I feel like gouramis and angels can be problematic??

I agree. I wouldn't do it myself.
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I don't mean to revive a dead thread, but I never got an answer on a 55g with a bn pleco, rainbow shark, kissing gourami, and an angelfish. Does anyone know of any problems I could face with that stock?

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I wouldn't do this either. The shark will become too territorial and may become problematic with the Angels. You may wind up with some missing fins on what could be potentially beautiful angels.
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