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What should be my next "trophy fish?

  • A "show quality" male Betta

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  • A pair of licorice gourami

    Votes: 5 20.8%
  • A pair of killifish (please leave favorite type in comments)

    Votes: 2 8.3%
  • A pair of Kribensis (are there multiple species?)

    Votes: 2 8.3%
  • A pair of Apistos (please leave favorite type in comments)

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Hi all,

Per another thread of mine (http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/21-fish/988817-need-fish-suggestions.html) I have recently lost my Betta :frown2:

I am trying to figure out what to get as my next primary "trophy" fish to stick out among my small schooling fish and shrimp... I'd like to take a poll based on what I've narrowed my choices down to. I hope to get plenty of feedback! Also would love to hear your reasons and experiences with these choices. :smile2:

Here is my tank journal for more background as well:http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/12-tank-journals/979337-new-36-gallons-bowfront.html

Thanks!
Matt M.
 

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I currently have a male and two female powder blue gouramis and I love them but just a bit of advice they can tear up the tank when they start to make their nest. Mine would up root plants.
Interesting! Do they dig like cichlids sometimes do?
And are the fry hard to raise?

- Matt M.

Hmm so far a large lead for show quality Betta... Any suggestions for a good source for them? Would it most likely be more beneficial to try and find a local breeder rather than LFS or online source?

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I checked out the Betta section in my LFS yesterday and they had different types of bettas... Double tails, some beautiful plakats... And those were just the remaining few from the last shipment! They should have gotten a new shipment today (they get shipments on Tuesday's) so I might swing by at lunch time tomorrow to see what's in stock... I think I'm leaning this direction now. :grin2:

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So quick update... I went into my LFS today... I thought they would have a new shipment of bettas but they did not... However they did have the CPDs I've been waiting on so I had them get 5 of them for me and while waiting on the store employee to finish bagging my CPDs something caught my eye... Some BEAUTIFUL Nothobranchius Palmqvisti Killifish... I decided to take a shot at it and picked up 2... 1 male one and one female...

After a slow acclimation I released them and the CPDs into the tank... The female immediately hid deep in the rotallas, and then the male proceeded to terrorize the tank for the next few hours... Tried to eat my RCS but they were all too quick, and he even tried to pick off a couple of the tiny juvenile CPDs! I was a bit worried, however, as I suspected it may have been just a bit of territorial nipping because he seems to have calmed down some... He still nips and checks stuff out but it really just looks like a territorial thing or curiosity because once he misses he does not pursue at all...

I will keep an eye on him for the next few days and see how this plays out. He really is beautiful but so are my RCS... So id prefer to be able to keep both!

- Matt M.
 
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