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  1. Bhopkins1311

    Bhopkins1311 Member Member

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    Heres what i have in my 55 gallon

    - 8 neon tetra (want about 5 more)
    - 1 small angel fish (can i get more angels)
    - 1 pearl gourami (can i get other gouramis)
    - 1 bolivian ram (can i get 1 or 2 more as hes my favorite)
    - bristlenose pleco
    - clown pleco

    I want to get some more fish
    Especially some more for the top section of my tank as the gourami is alone up there.

    Can i get a different kind of gourami.. Or a few more angel fish, or can i have more then 1 ram

    Maybe a school of the harliquin rasboras..

    Also maybe some panda corys or something

    Any tips
     


  2. MokAquariums

    MokAquariums Member Member

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    I would not getting another species of gourami other than another pearl. If your pearl is a male then you should add a female or two. If your pearl is female, then you could add another female or a male.
     


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    Bhopkins1311

    Bhopkins1311 Member Member

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    How can i tell if its male or female
     
  4. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760 Fishlore VIP Member

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    Unfortunately, neon tetras are not compatible with angelfish. Angelfish like warmer temperatures than the neon tetras. I would rehome them. They will eventually become snacks for the angels as well. If you wanted to replace them with harlequin rasboras that would be fine

    I would not do a different kind of gourami in addition to the pearl. I would either up the number of pearl gourami's (no more than 1 male) or up the number of angelfish. You could do 2 or 4 bolivians in total. I think that would be fine but if you are going to do cories or some other bottom dwelling fish on top of the 2 pleco's and bolivians I would stick with 2 bolivians total. Panda cories do not like warm water so I'd go with either aeneus or sterbai cories.
     
  5. FallenOwl

    FallenOwl Well Known Member Member

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    Male pearl gouramis usually have orange on their throat, are bigger than females, and have a longer dorsal fin
    I agree, you should rehome your neons and get maybe 10-15 harlequin rasbora
     
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    Bhopkins1311

    Bhopkins1311 Member Member

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    How is this: 12 neon tetra
    12 harliquin rasboras
    2 angel fish
    4 bolivian rams
    1 pearl gourami
    8 cory
    1 bristlenose pleco
    Another kind of pleco

    Minus the neons
     
  7. FallenOwl

    FallenOwl Well Known Member Member

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    You should only have 2 Bolivian rams if your going to also have cories and 2 small plecos