Fish that are happy without conspecifics?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Altaira, Jul 27, 2015.

  1. AltairaNew MemberMember

    I have a 45 gal. tall that's almost two months running. Most of the fish I want are schooling, so I'd like one "specimen" fish who's a little larger than the rummy-noses I already have. I just got a (hopefully) female gold gourami to fill this role, but now I'm reading that they should be kept in multiples.

    Anybody have ideas on a fish that's happy without same-species tank mates?

  2. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    Dwarf gourami!
  3. Bijou88Well Known MemberMember

    You could do a DG, honey, pearl (maybe) gourami, krib, gernan blue ram, Bolivian ram. .

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  4. MrTaoNew MemberMember

  5. TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Bettas aren't generally recommended with community tanks. It can be done, but often bettas attack other fish.

    I second a dwarf gourami! They're quite happy by themselves.
  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Gold gouramis don't need to be kept in multiples...... they are a variant of the blue gourami.
  7. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    Welcome to Fish Lore!!!! Nice to meet you! :D :;hi1

    Bettas in community tanks, especially ones stocked like these, should be approached with extreme caution, so I don't think that bettas would be the best fish for this setup. :)
  8. AltairaNew MemberMember

    Thanks! That's what I was hoping.

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