Can I put an angelfish and some type of a gourami in a fish ...

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6 years ago #1
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6 years ago #2
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what's the size of the tank?

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6 years ago #3
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Angelfish are not very good tankmates, especially after they mature. In addition to their aggressiveness, they are rather delicate and need water at about 82 degrees. Many of us love keeping angelfish, but they are not the best starter fish for a beginning aquarist.

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6 years ago #4
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the best controversial compatible fish with angel is discus... i also support mr john's view. many fishes can't live such a high temp.

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5 years ago #5
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I own two dwarf powder blue gourami. They are a bit different than the regular gourami but i agree with the following post. Angelfish would not be a good fish to combine with the gourami. Both fish can be agressive and have different needs. Gourami usually have the highest temp of 80 degrees. There needs are much different than the more sensitive angels.

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5 years ago #6
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i have a 110 litre tank with 4 gold gourami and 2 angels and they all get along fine, i believe the key was to add them at the same time so they could establish their own routines and seperate parts of the tank.

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5 years ago #7
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That's a very good point. However, angelfish usually get very aggressive when they mature. Juvenile angelfish are often sold for community aquariums, because it takes several months for the aggressive behavior to develop. Of course, it also depends on the individual fish and their environment, so yours may do well.

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5 years ago #8
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In y 150 gallon i have three black angels and 1 silver angel along with them is 2 female and 1 male blue gourami, they absolutly positivly can go with each other. Many fish can adapt to just about anything if their exposed to it long enough ljust make your water the way its supposed to be for the angels and then just acclimate the gouramis and put them in at the angels water prameters needs. the gouramis will adapt i promise and it ont harm your gramis lifespan either. you cant put angels in gourami water because angels are one of the few fish who cant adapt to everything. they require clean water good healthy and balanced diet, as much swimming space as possible and last but not least a very devoted owner to cater to their every need. So point is yes gouramis and angels are deff fine together even when mature all mine re never had a problem they actuall play together and sleep or lay next to each other at night(dont think their sleeping but it looks like it the way they all lay on the ground at night it cute) good luck my good friend hope this helped

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4 years ago #9
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My daughter wants to start a tropical fresh water fish tank. What would be some good starter fish that look flashy?

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4 years ago #10
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Guppies and platys are very colorful, and cory cats are interesting bottom dwellers. First aquariums are always more successful if you start with some of the easier species. Please click this link for some more basics:
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/your-first-aquarium-how-to-make-it-successful-564.html

You are always welcome to post more questions.

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3 years ago #11
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ya and gouramis r territorial and will probably get in fishts with the angelfish

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3 years ago #12
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Ours don't our angel fish only fight with other angel, and gourmi only fight with each other.

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3 years ago #13
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I have two black and silver spotted angel fish and a nice sized plecko in a 60 gallon tank. I was wondering what type of fish I can place with them as they have teamed up and killed both gourami's that shared the residence in my tank. They grew very large and are about 4-5 inches long and 5-6 inches in height. They grew up with neon tetras, swordtails, tigerbarbs and gourami's. In the end they killed and ate them all. PLEASE HELP ME

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3 years ago #14
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Im relatively new to the hobby but based on your pictures, there's nothing breaking up space in the tank. I believe its always best to have a tank 'broken up' by deco or plants providing visual and physical breaks in case any fish might be having a bad (grumpy) day even in a community tank.

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3 years ago #15
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you need to add plants. this creates hiding place, borders to territoritories, and makes the smaller fish feel less stress. before adding anyone else, add lots of plants and have some floating on top.

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3 years ago #16
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Guppies male ones they are flashy and tetras. Very colourfull.

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2 years ago #17
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Yeah I think Tetras would be a great fish to take some attention off of other fish

Sorry to update an old thread haha

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2 years ago #18
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I have 2 gold gourami, 2 opaline and 2 blue with 2 angelfish ,2 german blue rams, 1 bristle nose plec, 4 wood shrimp, 2 adult neons, 6 platys and 3 swordtails, they all get along fine, with no aggression at all. The gourami where added last about 1 month after the other fish had been together, I guess it does depend on individual personality of angelfish, mine are very laid back

130L Tank

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2 years ago #19
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Anglefish Are a good tank mate for Gourami's yes. Most other smaller fish will get chased and bullied on. I think that if you are planning to keep them together they will do fine! But it depends on the aquarium size. I would recommend at least 40 gallons or higher. Good luck!

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1 year ago #20
achups
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It's really a small one example a size of a bowl fish tank

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1 year ago #21
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Hi this is and old post. We appreciate ur answer but try not to reply to threads older than a week. Thanks

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1 year ago #22
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Angelfish and gouramis can become aggressive as they reach spawning condition, so they are not ideal tankmates. In my experience, aquariums seem to work better when both the number of different species and total populations are limited. Aquarium fish retain the environmental adaptations and needs of their ancient ancestors, so some are incompatible on that basis alone. Here are a couple more things to consider:
http://www.myaquariumclub.com/understanding-fish-compatibility-214.html http://www.myaquariumclub.com/stocking-a-community-tank-6327.html

In an aquarium with numerous different species, at least some of the fish will probably be living in marginal conditions and will have behavioral issues.

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11 months ago #23
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tetras, pearl gourami, betta, platy, danio, rasbora, sword tail assorted fish

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11 months ago #24
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Please check date of original post before replying. Thank you.

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9 months ago #25
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I would say dwarf gourami. 1 male, 1 female-preferably. Get some Dalmatian mollies with them

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9 months ago #26
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Hi, did you read the post above yours? This thread is 5 yrs old and no need to reply. Always go to the original post to see how old it is, in the top right corner.

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7 months ago #27
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Do you understand most people arrive here through google? This information is still relevant. If you don't want your threads indexed, then change your robots.txt. Seems silly to reprimand users because you can't figure out how to disable comments after a period of time.

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7 months ago #28
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Exactly! I just googled this topic today and the information from everyone was very helpful!

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7 months ago #29
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They are still here for just the reason to be read, but there is no need to post, especially if all you have to say is someone else is right. Those who don't arrive through Google have a list that they look at to get to a new thread, it is organized by the time posted, and if everyone replied to old post, the people with fish that are on the verge of death won't get helped and they and their fish could lose almost all chance is survival, if not all.

Please don't reply to old threads.


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