Can anyone recommend an interesting tropical fish!? Help

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by binskiboi, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. b

    binskiboi Valued Member Member

    Hi, I know there is a thread kinda like this for a 13 gallon but im asking about my 35 gallon, or possibly my 10 gallon too if it doesnt look too crowded! I was thinking maybe an angel? I would LOVE an oscar but i know thats out of the question :(. I was thinking getting a red rainbow perhaps? I'm looking for a good fish that will catch the eye well, and use it as a sort of "center piece"
  2. iloveengl

    iloveengl Well Known Member Member

    Sorry, I don't know much about the fish you have, so I couldn't recommend anything reliably.

    I wonder if the tigers would nip an angel? Idk...
  3. A

    AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member


    Hmmmm.....Anglefish would be ify as you have Tiger Barbs, can be nippy guys.

    As for the Red Rainbow, are you talking about the Rainbow Shark or the shoaling Rainbow fish? lol

  4. Shawnie

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    if you are talking about your current 35g in your info, other than a few more barbs, id say you are stocked...with barbs and a blue gourami, an angel would make the playground miserable IMO..

    i agree no oscar...hes too big ....rainbow sharks are more bottom dwellers...

    i think the older and bigger your blue gourami gets, he/she will be the center fish
  5. harpua2002

    harpua2002 Fishlore VIP Member

    +1. Give your gourami some time to grow, and it will be a great centerpiece fish.
  6. OP

    binskiboi Valued Member Member

    im asking about rainbow fish i alreayd have a 6" rainbow shark that stays in his little pot
  7. A

    AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

    Ohhhh....Ok, lol! Got confused I guess. :)
  8. Gouramiguy17

    Gouramiguy17 Well Known Member Member

    I say no to the gourami if you have tiger barbs. The gouramis have long flowing fins and tiger barbs are attracted to them. In a bad way
  9. OP

    binskiboi Valued Member Member

    ive already had the 3 spotted gourami in with the tiger barbs for 7 months. Sorry, is my thread confusing? people seem to be getting confused lol
  10. CHoffman

    CHoffman Fishlore VIP Member

    I agree with Shawnie also. Angels and gourami's don't get along. I would add more barbs to you school and call it good. Large schools are a lot of fun to watch too!. Gourmai's can make great centerpiece fish.
  11. DRock914

    DRock914 Valued Member Member

    I don't think people are confused, I think they are just trying to help you based on average behavior of the fish and tiger barbs are known to be fin nippers. You are lucky that yours leave the gourami alone. Maybe you could get a botia loach like a striata or a kubotai. They will always be moving and are nice looking fish and can grow up to 5 or 6 inches.
  12. OP

    binskiboi Valued Member Member

    I really like the kubotai! ty ill definetely look into that one!
  13. DRock914

    DRock914 Valued Member Member

    Let me know if you would like to see a video of how they act. I can take one maybe tomorrow for you.
  14. OP

    binskiboi Valued Member Member

    that would be great!
  15. DRock914

    DRock914 Valued Member Member

    Here's a video of my loach. It is a little blurry but you can see how he acts. This goes on all day until its time to eat them he searches around the gravel for an hour until his stomach gets fat.
  16. redlessi

    redlessi Well Known Member Member

    Wow those are nice, wish we had them around here. It looks like it would make a nice addition to a tank..............
  17. DRock914

    DRock914 Valued Member Member

    Do you have any Petsmarts or Petland Discounts by you? I got mine at a Petsmart but I have seen them also at Petland Discounts
  18. A

    AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

    Here's a link on the Loach, sure pretty. Need at least 3 because they are social.

  19. DRock914

    DRock914 Valued Member Member

    You don't "need" 3, it's recommended but as you can see mine is happy by himself.
  20. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    For some fish, swimming around franticly is a sign of happiness, though not for others. I've never kept them so I cannot attest to the happiness of your lone loach.

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