Good Tank Mates

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by ajgravedigger13, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. ajgravedigger13Valued MemberMember

    I'm looking for suggestions on a semi aggressive tank. So far I have 8 giant danios and 3 pearl danios. I'll soon be getting more pearls. What I'm mainly looking for is eother a chichlid or gourami for a centerpiece fish (or both of the tank limits allow it) and bottom feeders.
     
  2. Fahn

    FahnFishlore VIPMember

    What about a red-tailed shark?
     
  3. OP
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    ajgravedigger13Valued MemberMember

    Never heard of them. Are they schooling? I don't want my fish eating each other but I don't want sissy mollies either.
     




  4. Fahn

    FahnFishlore VIPMember

    They are not schooling and are considered semi-aggressive/aggressive. They get no bigger than 6".

     

    Actually mollies are considered suitable for species only tanks and can be surprisingly aggressive. Females can get up to 5".
     
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  5. OP
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    ajgravedigger13Valued MemberMember

    I'll check them out thanks

    Kinda beta fish looking I like it I'll keep that in mind

    Eh I don't want to take the risk. My danios just took out an entire school of rainbowfish so I'm good on that thanks though
     
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  6. vikingkirken

    vikingkirkenWell Known MemberMember

    Maybe that particular pic threw you off but they look and act nothing like bettas... they are awesome fish, and would do very well with the danios. The danios will hang out up top and the shark will patrol the bottom. You could do a rainbow shark instead, if you preferred. Just DON'T get more than one shark, or one will eventually kill the other...
     
  7. Fahn

    FahnFishlore VIPMember

    Rainbow or Red Tail, just don't get a Bala Shark, they get huge!
     
  8. OP
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    ajgravedigger13Valued MemberMember

    I heard and they're a schooling fish to so you would need a huge tank. Thanks
     
  9. Connor_

    Connor_Valued MemberMember

    How about a golden gourami?
     
  10. OP
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    ajgravedigger13Valued MemberMember

    I've seen those they're cool!
     
  11. Connor_

    Connor_Valued MemberMember

    I really enjoy mine, he's about 5 inchs. They grow to around 6 I think.
     
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    ajgravedigger13Valued MemberMember

    Neat!
     
  13. brooklynmv

    brooklynmvNew MemberMember

    I have a Flame Gourami with Zebra Danios! Definitely recommend! They look good with each other.
     
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    ajgravedigger13Valued MemberMember

    Ok thanks
     




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