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  1. #1

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    Recently acquired a 30 gallon long that already has 3 angelfish and 3 dwarf groumies. I really want to put 2 or 3 German Blue Rams in there too, would that work? I would also put cory cats into the tank.

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    Rams and angels would be okay however, you're soon going to have an over crowding situation with the angels.
    Angels, unless they are a mated pair will grow territorial as they mature and start fighting. one or two of them will end up hurt or dead. They also grow much too large for more than 1 in a 30 - and a 30 long may be pushing it for space for more than 1. sorry.
    Also, 3 dwarf gouramis in a 30 is a disaster waiting to happen. as with the angels, as they mature they will start fighting. first one will end up picked on and probably killed then the other two will turn on each other. a 30 just isn't big enough for more than 1 to establish their own territory

    I'd pare down to 1 angel, 1 dw gourami and some cory cats. if all goes well, you actually could add a pair of rams eventually but you want the tank good and mature before you add them because they are very sensitive and like a well seasoned tank.
    Last edited by fishmommie; 07-31-2013 at 04:55 AM.
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    You have been given a great answer. All those extra fish you inherited with the tank seem like a good excuse to have more tanks!

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    Seconded. Fishmommie hit everything bang on.

    Never have angels in groups less than 4, and preferably 5 or more; this is a shoaling fish, but it needs a 4-foot tank minimum for a group. A "pair" should only be housed in a 30g if they are bonded; not all fish bond with each other.

    Angels and gourami are not a good mix, due to the similar territorial/behavioural issues already mentioned by fishmommie.


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