Center Piece

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

  1. Aquarium JoshValued MemberMember

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




  2. ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

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




  3. Bizarro252Well Known MemberMember

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




  4. Aquarium JoshValued MemberMember

    78 degrees F 8 black skirt tetras, Amazon sword, s.repens, dwarf hairgrass, and soon 6 false jullii cory cats

    I was originally going to go with a powder blue dwarf gourmi but I have e been hearing bad things about them
     
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  5. Bizarro252Well Known MemberMember

    I didnt have luck with dwarf gouramis, both had (I assume before I got them) dwarf gourami disease :( Not the most hearty fish, at least IME. They are pretty though :)
     
  6. 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. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Dwarf gourami or honey gourami would work for the top, or a peacock gudgeon for the bottom.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. 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. 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. 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 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:
     
     
  13. Aquarium JoshValued MemberMember

    Can it be treated
     
  14. 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 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. 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. 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. JeffKWell Known MemberMember

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

    Laetacara dorsigera or curciceps?
     
  20. 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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