Rethinking original plan...

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by jmoneyisback, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. jmoneyisback

    jmoneyisbackValued MemberMember

    So my plan was to have 8 Pristellas, 8 Von Rios, 6 cories and 1 Bolivian Ram in my 29 gallon. I have the BR, cories and Pristellas. Instead of the Von Rios, would it be possible to add either a Pearl or Honey Gourami?
     
  2. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yes to the honey, but not the pearl.
     
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    jmoneyisback

    jmoneyisbackValued MemberMember

    Because the pearl gets too big? Or is not as peaceful?
     




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    jmoneyisback

    jmoneyisbackValued MemberMember

    Any other suggestions for a different bigger-than-a-tetra fish?
     
  5. Dom90

    Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I'm not sure if a kribensis can work in a 29 gallon.


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    Have you thought about a molly also?


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  6. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Too big. 5 inches.
    They can, but not with a BR in this small of a tank.

    How about a banded or thick-lipped gourami?
     
  7. JeffK

    JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    I had a honey gourami and BR together in a 29 gal for several years - no problems :)
     
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    jmoneyisback

    jmoneyisbackValued MemberMember

    Good to know. I think I'll get the honey gourami.

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  9. Anders247

    Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Good choice!
     
  10. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    If you are wanting something slightly bigger (as the honey gourami stays pretty small) you could get a sunset thicklipped gourami. I have 2 with my BR and all three hang out together. They have some similar colors as the honey. Also very peaceful
     
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    jmoneyisback

    jmoneyisbackValued MemberMember

    Thanks tyguy. I thought I had made up my mind:rolleyes:

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  12. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    Lol sorry. You may just want to check your LFS. Thicklipped's in general are not all that common. My LFS has a habit of carrying the not so common fish (thicklipped, peacock gudgeons, bichir, all the rare cichlids) but then not carrying a lot of common fish (bolivian ram, rasboras, etc) so I was able to luck up on some. So make sure your LFS keeps what you are planning or at least you have a way of getting them
     
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    jmoneyisback

    jmoneyisbackValued MemberMember

    I'll check it out. Is a little current ok for them? The side of the tank opposite the filter still gets movement. It's not making waves or anything...I already purchased some frogbit for cover too.

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