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Hello! I was originally planning on adding a dwarf gourami as the centerpiece fish to my twenty gallon high, but after doing some research on the iridovirus, I decided against it. I am also planning on having 8 cherry barbs and 6 panda cories. I was thinking maybe a pair of honey gouramis as the centerpiece, but I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!
 

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I think honey Gouramis would be lovely!
 

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Faith11 said:
Hello! I was originally planning on adding a dwarf gourami as the centerpiece fish to my twenty gallon high, but after doing some research on the iridovirus, I decided against it. I am also planning on having 8 cherry barbs and 6 panda cories. I was thinking maybe a pair of honey gouramis as the centerpiece, but I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!
I would do maybe bolivian rams
 

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I have a 15 gal (same footprint as your 20 gal high - your tank is just taller) that's housed an apistogramma borellii as my centerpiece for almost 2 years now. Before that I had a few peacock gudgeons in there. The borellii apisto and gudgeons do fine in the cooler temps that panda cories prefer (a bolivian ram or honey gourami would also work well).
 
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I was wondering how delicate the Bolivian rams are? I've seen some websites that say they need very pristine water and I would like a pretty hardy fish since I'm new to fishkeeping.
 

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Faith11 said:
I was wondering how delicate the Bolivian rams are? I've seen some websites that say they need very pristine water and I would like a pretty hardy fish since I'm new to fishkeeping.
Bolivians are one of the hardier South American cichlids - they really don't need any "special" care above and beyond normal tank maintenance.
 
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Thank you for all of the suggestions
 

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Yes, I would do bolivian rams. They are very beautiful.
 
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Bolivian rams are usually kept in a m/f pair, right?
 

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Faith11 said:
Bolivian rams are usually kept in a m/f pair, right?
They can be kept alone. And yes, they can be kept in a m/f pair
 

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Welcome to fishlore!
That would be fine.
 
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