What type of Gourami to add

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Machine11, Jul 4, 2016.

  1. Machine11Well Known MemberMember

    Seeking some thoughts by members on what type of Gourami to add to my tank.
    Currently have a 220L (60g-ish) heavily planted with bacopa, swords, blue stricta and floating wisteria and duckweed.

    Current stocking is 10 widow tetra, 5 swordtails, 2 Angelfish (medium sized), 1 Rainbow shark, 1 bristlenose pleco.

    Current water parameters pH 7.4, ammonia 0, nitrite 0, Nitrate 10-20.

    I recently lost a dwarf gourami to old age but would like 1 or 2 bigger gouramis than the dwarf variety.

    I'm considering a pair of pearl gourami' but would like something with a bit more colour.
    I'm not sure how a blue gourami and a gold gourami would go together.

    Thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated
  2. FreshAquariumsValued MemberMember

  3. AichmalotizoWell Known MemberMember

    Banded gourami, it's like a larger version of a dwarf color wise.
  4. Machine11Well Known MemberMember

    I've never seen a banded gourami in the stores around me.

    How would mixing a m/f pair of pearl gouramis with a gold gourami and blue gourami go??
  5. AichmalotizoWell Known MemberMember

    That's a bad idea, you would need a way larger tank tank a 60 gallon for more than a pair of gourami.

    The m/f pair would work, or a single of any, but you don't want a non m/f pair of two different kinds. It usually ends bad. It can turn out alright, but that is far less likely

    Meant to edit.... Not double reply
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 12, 2018
  6. slayer5590Well Known MemberMember

    Kissers get to big for a 60 gallon. A pair of pearls or a pair of moonlights is what I would go with.
  7. Machine11Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks guys.

    I might just stick to a single blue or gold gourami. Looking to add more colour to the tank.

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