Angelfish with Pearl Gourami?

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Casey0421

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Hello, I have a 20gl tank with currently 1 BN pleco, 4 nerite snails and 1 juvenile- medium sized, very timid angelfish. He has been in there alone for about 2 months now and I would like to get him another tank mate. I was looking into a pearl gourami since they are said to be one of the more passive type of gourami. Is this true? And do you all think that they could get along? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Pearl Gouramis are more peaceful then most Gouramis, and will get along fine with angels, just not in a 20gal. Too small.
 
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You might be able to do a single pearl gourami in a 20g long as your main or center piece fish, but a 20g, be it a high or long is not enough for an angel fish that eventually grow saucer sized.
 

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In all honesty, since you've asked about a few different fish, there's no largish fish you can add with that angel. Additionally, that tank is too small for that angel. Not trying to be mean, just letting you know that you'll not get the answer you want from the people here about adding another fish to that tank. Sorry.
 

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I personally think a 20g is a decent minimum size tank for an angel, given most angels on market are farm raised hybrids that will typically reach 4-5in, granted there are exceptions.Unless you are speaking of a wild caught species of angel, that is. I personally have spawned pairs in 20g tanks as well. Just my opinion. I would agree adding a gourami would overstock your tank.
 

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I too have bred many Angels in a 20gal before, but it was not till I grew older and got a bigger tank for them that I realize how much bigger and beautiful they can get.
 
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