Rams And Gourami?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish Forums' started by Kamaile, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. KamaileValued MemberMember

    I've recently been intrigued by rams. Would they get along with bettas or other gourami very well? Would they pick at long tails on betta males? Maybe I could put female bettas in with them? I've also been considering pygmy or dwarf gourami. Thoughts? I have a 20 gallon high, so a male betta probably wouldn't be a good idea for that tank. But it may still be an option for another tank...
     
  2. kayla.sWell Known MemberMember

    Wouldn't do the female bettas either. They can be aggressive. If you get 2 (male and female) rams in a 20 tall I wouldn't try adding gouramis... are you talking German rams or Bolivians? If you go with two you might have room for a school of small tetras, just check their temp compatibility :)
     
  3. KamaileValued MemberMember

    I've never done rams before, so I hadn't gotten so far as to decide what type of ram. I only have experience with the gouramis, and I wasn't sure about potential compatibility since both fish can be housed in some community settings. What type of ram would you suggest?
     
  4. kayla.sWell Known MemberMember

    I keep Germans, however many people will tell you it's best to start with Bolivians as they are hardier. They require a lower temp than the Germans and therefore are easier to find tank mates for. I find the Germans to be prettier so I try my best to model the community around them, however it's a 75g tank. In a 20 tall I would * maybe * add 2 pygmy gouramis, given that they are temp compatible.
     
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