Center Piece

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Monsterchu, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. MonsterchuNew MemberMember

    Hey guys!

    So I am currently rethinking my center piece fish due to being unable to find any sparkling gourami in the past 5-6 months. I currently have 5 khuli loaches and 4 Otos. My tank is really calm and not aggressive at all, the kuhlis and the otos get along very well so I am looking for something to maintain the peace.
     
  2. JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    A honey gourami or a thick-lipped gourami would certainly make a peaceful addition. Maybe add a few more otos, too!
     
  3. MonsterchuNew MemberMember

    Yeah my initial plan was to have 7-8 otos... I started with 5 and one of them died I'm not exactly sure why. So I decided to keep these otos for at least 8 months before adding more and getting attached. Specially because I heard horror stories of most not surviving past 6 months. :(
     
  4. Al913Fishlore VIPMember

    WELCOME to Fishlore!!!

    You can add 3 honey gouramis and then a school of fish. Also kuhli loaches are a shoaling fish so you want at least 6 however they really should be in a minimum group of 8 due to their shy nature.
     
  5. aquatickeeperFishlore VIPMember

    First, I suggest upping the schools of kuhlis and otos to 8. As mentioned above, honey gouramis work great. Another centerpiece you can try is the bolivian ram.
     
  6. MonsterchuNew MemberMember


    Thank you! & I'm a little afraid of honey gouramis as the only time I owned one it lasted less then a week and that's why I have been staying away. But that was back in the day when I didn't know what I was doing. & Yes should have mentioned I will be adding more khulis, they were basically the center piece for me, but I need a center piece for the tank... If that makes sense?

    Also, this thread reassured me to get more. I was starting to debate it since my 5 kuhlis seem extremely active and not shy at all. They play around with the otos, which I thought was weird since I read they would each do their own thing.
     
  7. MonsterchuNew MemberMember

    Also, the Bolivian ram looks awesome! Will definitely research this!
     
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