Whats the difference?

  1. I keep fish

    I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    So I went to the lfs I found rams but they where to expensive and I was just looking I found ottos and tetras which I'm going back for when I'm done cycling. I had a question instead of a pair of gbr which were 17.99 for 1 fish!!! Is there any difference between a crib? They where 6.99 and then there was a Bolivian ram for 10$ Can I do a pair of kribs in my 20 gallon or a pair of Bolivian rams?
     





  2. A

    Awesome Initiate Member

    while they are both similar in very many ways, they very much have substantial differences regarding a broad range of subjects,

    A few to list are

    - water temperature preference
    -ability to withstand different conditions
    -compatibility issues
    -colors
    -avalibility
    -breeding
    -bioload

    They still are very similar regarding when choosing between the two though. You could easily have a pair or Kribs opposed to a pair of German Blue Rams. My only recommendation when purchasing them is to remember that purchasing a designated breeding pair could end up in the death of other tankmates due to territorial issues when breeding situation occurs, while when purchasing a male and a female will most likely result in them fighting to to territorial issues in a tank with such a small foot print. So ideally you would want to aim towards just one krib as getting two can result in disasters eaither way
     





  3. OP
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    I keep fish

    I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    I'm not having much with them for that reason. Anyone else have anything else to help me out
     
  4. A

    Awesome Initiate Member

    In regards to alternatives to these fish? If so then I would recommend
    1 male Betta
    1 dwarf gourami
    3 Dario Dario. 1 male and 2 females
    3 sparkling gourami. 1 male 2 females
     
  5. OP
    OP
    I keep fish

    I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    If I can't find any gbr for cheaper ill prob go with 3 gouramis
     
  6. A

    Awesome Initiate Member

    Okay
     
  7. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    3 gouramis?
     
  8. f

    fighter55 Member Member

    I agree with Jaysee. Bolivians are like GBR's just less colorful, hardier(IMO), and a little more aggressive. I would go with this stock:
    2 Bolivian Rams
    2 DG(if your interested)
    7 Phantom Tetras
     
  9. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    2 DGs? 2 honeys, yes. 2 DGs, no.
     
  10. Shine

    Shine Well Known Member Member

    2 DGs in a 20gallon tank is asking for one to be tormented to death. Sparkling gouramis are fine in groups. Not DGs
     
  11. f

    fighter55 Member Member

    Honeys get a little bigger. I was going for size rather than temperament. In retrospect, honeys would be better.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    I keep fish

    I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    I found some Gbrs and pet smart they didn't have any left but they said they'll have more on wednesday so I'll get a pair and they also had ottos :D
     
  13. f

    fighter55 Member Member

    How much were they priced for?
     
  14. OP
    OP
    I keep fish

    I keep fish Well Known Member Member

    5.69 I was so happy!!!
     
  15. f

    fighter55 Member Member

    Wow! Thats cheap for GBR's. My LFS has them for 15.00$ Each, and sold me my EB for 25.00$ and My gold for 20.00$!
     
  16. Meeps83

    Meeps83 Well Known Member Member

    So it's not just the one by my house that has them now! Mine have a lot of personality. You'll like them!
     
  17. f

    fighter55 Member Member

    I've had my EB Ram and Gold Ram for about a week now, and I love them! The Blue one follows my gold ram around like a puppy dog. They're adorable!
     
  18. soltarianknight

    soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Then what? Sparklers, barley. DG absolutely not.
     
  19. f

    fighter55 Member Member

    I've seen Honeys getup to 4 inches. Biggest DG I've seen is almost 3.
     
  20. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

    A 4 inch honey gourami?? Must have been juiced up ;)

    I think you've seen another species of gourami, especially if you've seen more than one.