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Old 05-04-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Fish ideas for an asian themed tank.


Hi everyone,

I have a 33g tank that is currently stocked with 15 arlequin rasboras and 6 amano shrimp.

I'm slowly looking into what I can add as a centerpiece type fish. Here are the options I found:

A couple or trio of Colisa Chuna. ( seems like the best option up to now, I excluded Colisa Lalia cause the ones out in the industry have terrible genes )

I don't see any other gouramis that would fit in 33g ? Pygmy gouramis maybe but I think they end up smaller than even my rasboras.

A couple of Aplocheilus linneatus. (they will probly eat my rasboras )

A betta, but I probly have too much current.

If I wanna really stretch the "Asian" theme I can look into some gobies but I know nothing about them.

Anyone got suggestions?

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Old 05-04-2013, 10:23 PM   #2
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theres pearl gourami's, Dwarf gourami's, which get about 4 inches or so, theres a lot of gourami's that would fit in a 33g
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Pearl gouramis and harlequin rasboras.
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I thought pearl gouramis would probably be too big for a 33g. I'll look into the option thanks for the suggestion!
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Any other suggestions ?

Pearl gouramis look like a nice option
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I was thinking about doing 2 pearl gouramies and gold barbs together.
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white clouds would suit this theme
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You can go with khuli loaches if you need bottom dweller/clean up crew.
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Pearl gouramis will certainly fit. The biggest males can get to 5" but they are quite peaceful, and VERY beautiful. To see a male in his full glory a female should be present, and I've had issues with aggression when kept in pairs so I recommend getting a trio.
I kept them with a school of harlequins, too.

Since harlequins swim in the middle level and pearl gouramis at the top, all you need is a bottom dweller
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So I think ill be going for some Pearl Gouramis.

So are they better off in pairs or trios? Not to discredit gabysapha, its just I have seen conflicting information.

My final population would be:

15 harlequin rasboras (allready there)
couple or trio of Pearl Gouramis
12 amano shrimp ( got 6 right now )
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I think they are one of the least aggressive of the gourami species, i'm not sure on that but i'd go with a pair or even a single
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Scarlet Badis are pretty sick! Also some stiphodon, or freshwater gobies look awesome in Asian tanks. They are very colorful and neat to look at!
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I'm fairly certain the amano shrimp will be safe with the Pearl Gouramis.

I was wondering about red cherry shrimp ? would they just become an expensive snack? I assume the babies will for sure. Juste not sure about the adults.
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What about a big, showy betta? That's what I have in mine (big crowntail).
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Too much current for a betta I think.
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