lone fish

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by yEvb0, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. yEvb0New MemberMember


    What fish don't mind being alone, or being the only one of their species in a tank? I don't have room for much of a school in my small tank (per my earlier post).

  2. yEvb0New MemberMember

    to clarify, I'm looking for smallish suggestions :)

  3. beckers4orangesValued MemberMember

    betta fish...what kinda aquarium do you have?

  4. yEvb0New MemberMember

    6g with heater, filter, plastic plants, and aerator


  5. vinWell Known MemberMember

    2 dwarf Gourami or a single Betta.
  6. yEvb0New MemberMember

    Is it best to keep them in pairs?
  7. vinWell Known MemberMember

    Not necessarily, but if you get a male and a femaie, they will swim together, usually. If you get only one, I would recommend a male since their colors are more vibrant. :)
  8. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    i would say and ABF but they would probalby need a little more swimming room
  9. yEvb0New MemberMember


    A Betta Fish?
  10. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    If you get gouramis, just make sure you don't get two males ;)
  11. beckers4orangesValued MemberMember

    a 6 gallon is perfect for a betta plus crowntailed bettas are some of the prettiest fish out there...and mine is lookin at me right now lol
  12. yEvb0New MemberMember

    Hello all,

    Thanks for all of the advice! After consultation with my gf, I think we're going to go with a m+f dwarf gourami. We'll probably visit some shops later today. I'll let you know how it goes!

    Thanks again!
  13. ButterflyModeratorModerator Member

    Six Gallons isn't really big enough for two Gouramis. Especially if you get male + female. When they get ready to spawn(and they will) the male will get very aggressive, and since there is nowhere for the female to go he will kill her.
    they are beautiful fish and need and deserve a little more room. Just my thoughts and experience
  14. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

    ABF=african butterfly fish they are really cool fish but i would think your tank is more deep than long so they wouldnt be good
  15. yEvb0New MemberMember

    The store only had males, so he is a bachelor for now. We'll see how it goes, and maybe I'll think about getting him a little friend so he won't be lonely. If it's of another species, what would anyone suggest? I wish I could get a bottom feeder to clean up the bottom of the tank, but it seems like most of the little cats like to be in groups...
  16. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    I think Bulldog plecs are good cleaners, and they only get to 2 inches long, but have no experience lol
  17. yEvb0New MemberMember

    can they be kept individually?
  18. EmpPlecoWell Known MemberMember

    yup pretty sure -- most plecs will do fine on their own :)
  19. atmmachine816Fishlore VIPMember

      there is a little info on them
  20. yEvb0New MemberMember

    I got yelled at in another forum for putting even one dwarf gourami in anything less than 15g :( Do you think he'll be okay if I keep it clean?

    It's hard to figure out what to do with so much conflicting information available. Not to mention people with differing opinions ;)

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