Blue Gourami Tankmates?

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CliffordBozarth said:
I currently have a Male/Female pair of beautiful Blue Gouramis in a 55 gallon Planted aquarium. The current Tankmates are:
16 X-ray Tetras
5 Cherry shrimp (May be less now)
2 Mystery Snails
And 2 Nerite Snails

I would love to add an Electric Blue Accra and/or a Blue Gularis.

Thoughts?
Here are some people that could help with the stocking question as I have never kept Accra’s or Gularis (although I have kept gourami): Coptapia richie.p

Could I get a photo of those gouramis though, I would love to see them. Thanks
 
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These are from when they were in their old tank. I will take new ones today.
 

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With those teo species you can kiss goodbye to your shrimp
 
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Yeah. The shrimp have been managing to survive pretty well though. Just saw a couple of them this morning out playing around.

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These caves are tall and have little shelves inside of them. I believe that is where they have made their home. Very difficult for the Gourami to get to them there.

But my question remains. Can I bloop an Electric Blue Acura into this community?
 

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Yes, I've got Blue Acara with my Opaline and they get on fine Now, It took a couple of attempts at putting my Gourami in as he killed one of my Acara on the first attempt, 2nd attempt he was constantly chasing the Acara, on the 3rd attempt it just seemed to work i'm not sure of the difference. Though the one he killed was definitely from a unhealthy batch of fish. A backup plan might be necessary.
 

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CliffordBozarth said:
Yeah. The shrimp have been managing to survive pretty well though. Just saw a couple of them this morning out playing around.

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These caves are tall and have little shelves inside of them. I believe that is where they have made their home. Very difficult for the Gourami to get to them there.

But my question remains. Can I bloop an Electric Blue Acura into this community?
Oh. My. Gosh. You have to tell me where you got that cave decor, I have wanted some of my tanks to look like that before but I have to try to do it with natural rock and it always caves in. Please tell me where you got that and maybe provide a link!
 
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Oh. My. Gosh. You have to tell me where you got that cave decor, I have wanted some of my tanks to look like that before but I have to try to do it with natural rock and it always caves in. Please tell me where you got that and maybe provide a link!
Honestly, I bought the tank used and the guy gave it to me. I will reach out and see if he knows. I actually hot glued a piece of plastic to the back of those so it wouldn’t cave in and filled the area behind them with lots of lava rocks and pool sand. It was througha buy/sell/trade group so... fingers crossed on him responding. I would say find a cave you do like with a flat back meant to go against a wall and buy a safe plastic and go that route. It took some doing but I couldn’t be happier with it and my fish love exploring it.
 
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CaptainAquatics said:
Here are some people that could help with the stocking question as I have never kept Accra’s or Gularis (although I have kept gourami): Coptapia richie.p

Could I get a photo of those gouramis though, I would love to see them. Thanks
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Took these this morning just for you CaptainAquatics.
 
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