I picked up a beautiful honey yellow gourami...

  1. uncclewis Well Known Member Member

    I picked up a beautiful honey yellow gourami today! Any tips? He is sooooo active. Constantly swimming up and down like he was in the store. Do I need to be concerned with him against my cherry shrimp? He is shy like my loaches lol!
     
  2. Pikachu13131 Member Member

    He will definitely eat your cherry shrimp buy some moss and plants for the shrimp to hide in.what size is your tank?
     

  3. uncclewis Well Known Member Member

    75 gallon
     
  4. Pikachu13131 Member Member

    Are there any plants for the shrimp to hide in,if so there's not much to worry about he will eat some but most will survive.
     

  5. TexasDomer Fishlore Legend Member

    I don't mean to be rude, but you have added a lot of fish to your tank recently. Not only that, but you have sick clown loaches, and with every new fish you add, you risk exposing them to new diseases. I highly recommend using a QT tank.

    Honey gourami shouldn't mess with your adult cherries, but may go after babies.
     
  6. uncclewis Well Known Member Member

    You're not rude! But yes. I agree... I was going for fish for my 55 gallon. It only had 3 angelfish in it and that was all. I wanted an algae eater bc that tank has barely any plants and is in front of a window. Heh. You can't see inside from the algae. That tank is on my list next.

    My quarantine has nitrite in it. :( cycled got messed up. How do you keep it going? Here he is. [​IMG][​IMG]

    I fell in love with him/her. So cute

    I want 6-8 neon tetras eventually, will these terrorize my shrimp?
     
  7. Daniel W Member Member

    He's beautiful! Lovely shade of yellow.
     

  8. Pikachu13131 Member Member

    It probably can't eat the adults but it might try.
     
  9. uncclewis Well Known Member Member

    What about neon tetras? I want 6-10 or so. Eventually...
     
  10. uncclewis Well Known Member Member

    Oh wait Nvm. Wrong temp. What's a small fish like that, that wants 79degrees

    Zebra dianos?
     

  11. Pikachu13131 Member Member

    Neons won't bother the adult shrimp but any carnivorous fish will eat the shrimplets
     
  12. MikeRad89 Well Known Member Member

    Cardinal tetra
     
  13. uncclewis Well Known Member Member

    Thanks!