Red/blue paradise fish

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by derkulies, Jul 10, 2015.

  1. derkulies

    derkulies Valued Member Member

    Does anyone have experience with these fish? Do they really get along with blue gouramis? How destructive can they be? I have a 90 gal and was wondering if they would be a good fit for my tank (once mature) I currently have 6 Congo tetras 6 pearl gouramis and 2 female blue gourami and 1 male opaline 2 siamese algea eaters and two bristolnose pleco. Would really like thoughts and advice!? And or should I have separate tank for them cuz if not I'll go with gaint banded gouramis instead.

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  2. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    I have two paradise fish in my 75 gallons and for the most part, they ignore each other. I was advised against this but since my tank was big enough, I wanted to try it out. Going good so far, have had them for three weeks now.


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    Here's a pic of one of them:
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  3. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    I would not get paradise fish with that stock, it's risky, so is a banded gourami but it's the safer option.
     




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    derkulies

    derkulies Valued Member Member

    Do you keep the paradise fish by itself ?

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  5. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    No they are in a community tank but I monitor them closely.


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    derkulies

    derkulies Valued Member Member

    Yeah I would be nervous with them and my pearls they are really my pride and joy of the tank and the blues and opaline are bigger so I was figuring I wouldn't have to worry about them as much

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    I was just wanting to add something with more color to it cuz blues feel bland and I have 4 congo tetra female so they are blah. The males are defiantly beautiful though. Just was thinking banded or paradise would help with that since I'm not going the cichlid route with fish

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  7. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Do you have any male congos?
    Anyways, for another fish, how about an electric blue acara?
     
  8. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    You can add an Apistogramma Cacatuoides, that'll definitely add some color to your tank. If you got a double or triple red.


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  9. OP
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    derkulies

    derkulies Valued Member Member

    I have 2 male congo tetras

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  10. thefishdude277

    thefishdude277 Well Known Member Member

    I'd get 4 more since they are schooling fish
    Keep it a 1M:3FM ratio


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  11. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    He has 2 males and 4 females.
     
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    derkulies

    derkulies Valued Member Member

    And they seem to do well as is :) males are ever bit if 3 inches plus females are about 2.75

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    Also aren't both those fish cichlids and highly territorial cacatuoides is an omg beautiful fish

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  13. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    No, not all cichlids are territorial. Some are peaceful, you just have to do research on each individual species. Cacuatoides is fine in community tanks, they're from South America.
     
  14. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Most South American cichlids are peaceful to their more aggressive cousins from AFrica.


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  15. BDpups

    BDpups Well Known Member Member

    There are lots of dwarf cichlids that would work. Check out Aquabid to get an idea of what there is.
     
  16. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    This site is much more informational.

     


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  17. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    From east africa, west africans are mainly peaceful I believe.
     
  18. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Oh right like my favorite kribensises :D


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  19. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Lol, yep exactly.
     
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    derkulies

    derkulies Valued Member Member

    Awesome I will look into those my buddy has one of those electric blues but the other one would just look amazing !

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