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Question German Blue Ram, Honey Gourami or Angelfish with Platies and Rasboras

I have a planted 36 Gallon Bow Tank.

18+ Platy (in various stages of growth from fry to adults)
8x Harlequin Rasboras

The tank is doing great. Some platy frys are growing out to adulthood, and for the most part, self-regulating (some frys get eaten by the bigger platies).

There's no aggression at all in this tank which the family likes.

Of course, I would like to add a single fish, to add a little flair to the tank. Either a German Blue Ram, Honey Gourami or Angelfish.

I understand, that most likely, there will no longer be any surviving frys and I'm fine with that being that I already have a lot of platies in this tank.

I would like to keep this as a peaceful tank. Would it be possible with any of these 3 ?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 08:27 PM
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Well I believe the rams do better in pairs that's just opinion. I think the honey would be the best bet for a single fish. As you already stated with the fish you want to put in there your fry probably will not make it. The only reason I didn't mention angel fish is I'm not a big fan of them. The angel fish is in the cichlid family so there could a aggression issue there.
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Would a male / female Honey Gourami pair work ok as well? Or would they get aggressive during mating/breeding?
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I think that depends on the fish itself I have seen aggression during mating and seen none at all. I really can't give a accurate answer on that
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I dont think angels are mean, theyre just curious and have bottomless pits for stomachs.
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Lol Yeah big enough for Plattys and rasboras
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Keeping pairs are cool! You could get a pair of rams and a pair of gouramis.
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bottomless pits

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I dont think angels are mean, theyre just curious and have bottomless pits for stomachs.
Lol at the bottomless pits comment. Angels usually aren't aggressive till they have paired and are spawning.
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Angels get big enough to eat harlequins.

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Id say do a Honey Gourami, I just like them better, Id say do Rams, but I like them in pairs and your looking for one fish.

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Get two male or two female angels
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