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What should be my next "trophy fish?

  • A "show quality" male Betta

    Votes: 10 41.7%
  • 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)

    Votes: 5 20.8%
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Avoid licorice gouramies unless you want a tea-colored rainwater tank and to have to feed live foods daily...not to mention all but the tiniest, most docile tank mates will send the tiny, shy Parosphromenus running for cover. Practically all the options you mention will take baby shrimp and very likely adults...and many of the really pretty Aphyosemion type killifish are inveterate fin nippers, so they wouldn't mix with your fish either. Don't know what to suggest that is large, won't eat adult shrimp, AND is not hard to care for (pipefish come closest, but they need several daily feedings of tiny live foods...not easy fish unless you can provide that, at which point they become quite manageable).
 
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