|11-17-2012 06:31 AM|
|mitchfish9||Im thinking a lone GBR would be okay. They all have different personalities though.|
|11-17-2012 01:46 AM|
|james1542||I had about 7 or 8 in a 30 gallon. They are very hard to sex, so if you want breeding, plan on getting a bunch, fortunately they are one of the most harmless cichlids I've come across, probably the only thing less dangerous is a blood parrot, and only because the blood parrot has no functional mouth(more like a deformed triangle). When they get cranky all they can really do is push each other around.|
|11-16-2012 10:31 PM|
|11-16-2012 10:17 PM|
|11-16-2012 08:39 PM|
Thanks for the replies and opinions.
How large do the Bolivian Rams get?
|11-16-2012 07:48 PM|
|wheatiesl337||Gouramis are a crap shoot. Some people will swear gouramis get along fine in a community setting, while others have problems with agression. I would stay away from gouramis in a community setting.|
|11-16-2012 06:56 PM|
Haha. "Ram on ram violence" sounds funny.
I have always like gbrs over gouramis
|11-16-2012 04:35 PM|
Bolivian rams are very cool. I had 6 once in a 30 gallon. Got them to spawn too but the water was just too hard for the eggs..They are not as colorful as a german blue, but they are much much tougher (always see dead/dying rams at the LFS), and get a little bigger(and they don't have a mean bone in them).
I'd go with the german blue over the dwarf gourami, they have more personality IMO, and if it's a lone cichlid, usually the agression is not a problem. For Rams the trouble starts when they decide to breed and usually it's ram on ram violence.
|11-16-2012 04:21 PM|
|Elppan||Oh! Get a Bolivian Ram! Not quite as colorful, but they are super sweet fish. Mine swims around everywhere, doesn't bother anyone, and interacts with me when I go to the tank. Even takes food from me, he'll swim to the top of the tank when he realizes I have food so I can give him the best bits. lol :-D|
|11-16-2012 02:16 PM|
GBRs are cichlids, with all the good and bad that it entails. They are pretty sociable fish and tend to hang at the lower 1/3 of the tank, right where your hard-to-find C. hastatus should be. With most C. hastaus still being wild-caught, I did not find them the easiest fish to keep in a comunity tank. You do not mention the tank size, but I assume that a single GBR will be bored to death and make itself a nuisance to the cories. Will it go after Amanos would be my other concern.
Dwarf Gouramies can get pretty nasty, especially as it will be the largest fish and a male to boot. They do well solo and yours will most likely spend the time sleeping in the upper branches. They are also a lot more tolerant to water conditions and smaller spaces. Therefore, it would be my personal choice if you have to have one of the two.
|11-16-2012 01:14 PM|
|Cannonbolt||Can you elaborate on why you think neither are suitable?|
|11-16-2012 12:49 PM|
If you must have one of the above, then Dwarf Gourami is your better choice.
|11-16-2012 12:38 PM|
German Blue Ram or Dwarf Gourami?
I would be housing a single fish with 7-8 (dwarf) Cory hastatus and 6 Celestial Pearl Danio. The tank will likely also be home to a couple Oto cats and a few Amano shrimp.
I don't know too much about either fish - which would be a better fit with the inhabitants that I've listed?