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Dwarf or pearl gourami with tetras?

Discussion in 'Anabantoids' started by Dan89, Jan 18, 2017.

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    Hey guys,

    I was thinking about inserting Dwarf or Pearl gourami in a tank with tetras (neon or cardinals, still have to decide), corydoras and otocinclus.

    Do you see any compatibility issue? Does gouramis get along with tetras? What tetras should I pickup if I put gourami, neon or cardinals?
     
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    Depending on what size tank you have. If 55 or bigger, I would have Pearl Gouramis, if 29 or smaller, I would go Dwarf.
    I have kept both with Tetras and Barbs, without any issues.
     
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    Yes, as tanker asked, what size tank?
     
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    I have Pearls with Black Phantoms, never had a problem. But some Tetras are known to be fin nippers, stay away from those.
     
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    I have kept dwarfs with white cloud mountain minnows, and they were fine. I had a three spot with black skirts and SDs, and they were fine. I agree that I would get a bigger gourami for a bigger tank, but a pearl may eat neons, I don't know.
    If you are keeping payaras(aka sabertooth tetra)... a Giant, Red tailed Giant, or at least a snakeskin gourami would be in order... ;)
     
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    I kept my pearl in a 29g with various tetra, danios, hatchets and corys. IMO, even the biggest jerk of a gourami does OK provided his/her tank mates are smaller and faster. My female pearl was very calm and timid with anything though. Had her in a 55g too until she took a leap at ~3yrs of age and I found her dried solid on the floor behind the tank :(.
     
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