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Paradise Fish

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by gabrie30, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. gabrie30

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    Can a paradise fish and a pair of bolivan rams live in a 20GL happily?
     
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    ProAquatics Java craving

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    yea should be fine might have a little conflict here and there nothing bad

    have some plants for hiding if needed
     
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    THE V Hiding from my children

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    Paradise fish are coldwater fish. Bolivian Rams are tropical. They really shouldn't be kept together.
     
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    ProAquatics Java craving

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    they do just as good in tropical conditions

    i would just be worried about their aggression
     
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    I had a male Paradise and a male Bolivian Ram in a 20g tropical set-up and they got along pretty well. The paradise spent most of the time at the top and bolivian at the bottom, sometimes when they encountered eachother there would be a bit of flaring of fins, bit of aggression but nothing major. They pretty much just avoided eachother. Basically aggression is a possibility, but if you want both types of fish then give it a go.

    Paradise fish are from Asia so they are a tropical fish, they are however a very hardy species and can handle lower water temperatures (suited to temperate tanks aswell).
     
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    :iagree:

    On the other hand, not all fish that live in Asia are tropical species. If you take a look at hillstream loaches, they are coldwater to subtropical species relishing the cold environment best (though no lower than 68 degrees Fahrenheit but no higher than 76 degrees).
     
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    jpappy789 Plants need meat too

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    Stocking depends. Paradise fish can be nasty at times but from what I have heard they seem kinda like bettas where the individual personality is key with stocking. Personally, I would have a back-up tank and give it a try.
     

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