Are croaking gouramis (Trichopsis vittata) compatible with shrimp? - The Planted Tank Forum
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-01-2016, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Are croaking gouramis (Trichopsis vittata) compatible with shrimp?

This question is about croaking gouramis and not sparkling gouramis (Trichopsis pumila); I know pumila will attack shrimp. I kept a croaker before and it never bothered ghost shrimp, but that tank was a lot bigger than my current 25g planted.

Is it safe to keep T. vittata with adult red cherry shrimp? I don't care if they pick off a few juveniles.

Also, what is an idea stocking number for this species? Do they prefer to live solo, in pairs, trios, shoals???

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Try it. I think it would depend on the individual gourami. Croakers prefer groups unless when in breeding times, when they will pair up and spawn. So 5-7 individuals probably wouldn't be bad (you could do less if there is only one male).

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Bump in the hopes that someone has tried this before and can share their experience.
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