Center Piece

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Aquarium Josh, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Aquarium Josh

    Aquarium JoshValued MemberMember

    What are good center piece fish for a 20 gal tall? Preferably colorful
     
  2. ashenwelt

    ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    What's in the tank and how hot is it?
     
  3. Bizarro252

    Bizarro252Well Known MemberMember

    What else is in your tank? A beta could work depending on what else you have :)
     
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    Aquarium Josh

    Aquarium JoshValued MemberMember

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  5. Bizarro252

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  6. ashenwelt

    ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    You could have fun and throw a dwarf cichlid in there. Just try and match temp and water hardness / pH. Could be a lot of fun and add so.e personality as well.
     
  7. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Dwarf gourami or honey gourami would work for the top, or a peacock gudgeon for the bottom.
     
  8. GlamCrab

    GlamCrabWell Known MemberMember

    I have flame dwarf gouramis, (a pair. Found a female) and they are incredibly peacefull. They bother no one, and only bicker at feeding time because they are piggies.
     
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    Aquarium Josh

    Aquarium JoshValued MemberMember

    I originally wanted a dwarf gourmi but I heard they were semi aggressive and messed with other fish would that not be the case if I added it last to my tank of 8 black skirt tetras, 6 ottocinlus, 6 cory cats, and 8 cherry shrimp.
     
  10. GlamCrab

    GlamCrabWell Known MemberMember

    My DG were added last. But that was a coincidence. But it might help

    I think it depends on the fish..
    Some DG are peacefull while others... not so much.
     
  11. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    My dwarf gourami doesn't mess with the other fish, I wouldn't worry about it. Just add it last, like mentioned above.
     
  12. Katelyn Dunn

    Katelyn DunnValued MemberMember

    I would go with a dwarf gourami but be aware that some do carry a virus that can be passed to other labyrinth breathers. Here's an article that talks about it:
     
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    Aquarium Josh

    Aquarium JoshValued MemberMember

    Can it be treated
     
  14. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    No, but I wouldn't worry about a fish having it because only other gouramis can get it, and you won't be keeping any others because it's bad to have them together in this size tank.
     
  15. Katelyn Dunn

    Katelyn DunnValued MemberMember

    Unfortunately no. This is the only thing that is keeping me from getting one. I have four bettas to worry about. If you have no other labyrinth breathers you should be ok though
     
  16. GlamCrab

    GlamCrabWell Known MemberMember

    I dont think it can be cured?
    But I personally have never seen it.
    Its a possibility. But it dint make me back off from buying a DG
     
  17. GlamCrab

    GlamCrabWell Known MemberMember

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    Here, thats my male gourami eating away at the cory's food piece. All fishies are around him to steal it. The worst he does is chase the thief around, he never hurt anyone. All the fish are comfortable around him.
     
  18. JeffK

    JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    A male cockatoo or borellii apisto would work, or a single GBR or Bolivian Ram.
     
  19. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Laetacara dorsigera or curciceps?
     
  20. Katelyn Dunn

    Katelyn DunnValued MemberMember

    I remember reading somewhere that the prevalence is somewhere between 10-30% in imported groups of DG. I could be wrong though. I'm a biology major so I read a lot of statistics and possibly have mixed it up with something I've read for classes.
    Other labyrinth breathers can as well.
     
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