What would you put in here?

Discussion in 'Fish' started by colmans, 7 Feb 2020.

  1. colmans

    colmans Member

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    I'm under some relatively strong orders at home to add some relatively larger fish into the tank to add a bit more interest. Currently I'm stocked with 24 Cardinals and 12 embers along with a few ottos. Size is 120 x 50 x 50 and the plants have more growing in to do so more fish aren't going in yet. I've though about Congos and Pearl Gouramis but I'm struggling making a decision!! Any other good suggestions greatly appreciated!

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  2. Matt @ ScapeEasy

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    If your looking for interest go with the pearls. Their behaviour is a lot more interactive both with the hardscape, plants and also with people outside the tank :)

    Have you thought about Bolivian rams? Even angelfish?
     
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    Pearl Gouramis also usually move slowly and gracefully, so they don't make a tank look crowded, like fast-moving fish of a similar size. And they won't bother your other fish. They should please the other members of the household too. I like Snakeskin Gouramis, but they are not so easy to appreciate for non fish lovers. :)
     
  4. Conort2

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    I think pearl gourami would be your best bet. As mentioned they’re abit more interesting than a shoaler and the male in full breeding in colour is stunning. They’ll look great in there.

    cheers

    conor
     
  5. Witcher

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    As a fish lover I must admit it seems to be tasty indeed

     
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  6. colmans

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    Thanks guys, I do have quite a bit of flow around the tank with a couple of biomaster 600s. Would the pearls be fine with that or would that suit the rams a bit more.

    Cheers

    Johnny
     
  7. colmans

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    @Matt @ ScapeEasy would the Rams still be fine at a slightly lower temp? I'm running at 22 at the moment. I could edge it up if needed but don't want to run it too high.

    Thanks again.

    Johnny
     
  8. Sammy Islam

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    I keep my tank at 25 for rams, pretty sure they need warmer water, i think 27/8 is the best tempertaure for them.
     
  9. Matt @ ScapeEasy

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    Rams need high temperatures, Bolivian Rams will be ok at 23 or 24 degrees.
     
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