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    Quote Originally Posted by steeler1 View Post
    They are pretty docile for the Cichlid family as are alot of the dwarf varietys.
    I have just started a thread (but was unable to tag it before i accidentally posted it) asking for advice on deciding between a Dwarf Gourami and a German Blue Ram so forgive me if i repeat myself-

    I read up a little on the German Blue Ram and the idea i am getting is that they are "hard to keep".
    Seeing that it is a lovely little fish, i am giving serious thought to putting one in my tank.

    I'm wondering what the main similarities could be between that and a Dwarf Gourami- And how would you compare the two when it comes to aggressive tendencies? I really want my fish to be happy and compatible.
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    Hi Again :)
    I have done a complete substrate change from nasty old gravel to lovely new sand. That was two days ago and everything is going ok for now (knocks on wood) lol.
    So here's the final group of fish in the tank:

    7 Cardinal Tetras (two passed away, sadly)-- I would like to get back up to 10 but i am frightened that the Pygmy Rainbowfish might eat the juvenile Cardinals)
    6 Pygmy Rainbowfish
    4 Ottocats (i found the fourth and he's alive!!!) *does a happy dance* (i am thinking of adding 1 or 2 more of these..
    4 Panda Corydoras (I want to add 2)
    1 very unwell Albino Cory Catfish (i am hoping that the substrate change will help him- that and a better diet)
    1 3-4" cory cat of unknown species (a rescue from another tank)
    and i'd like to add a German Blue Ram.

    I am aware that the panda cories do need a lower temperature but at the moment they are doing very well near the high range that they can have.

    Does anyone see why this would NOT work?
    Who Rescued Who?

    Don't shop; Adopt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by imma24 View Post
    Honestly, once you add some more of the rainbowfish, I can't see you having much room left for another larger fish - your pleco will already top out at 6-7inches from what I read about it. Maybe others will disagree - this is JMO.
    Butterfly pleco is usually L168. 5 inch max. PRetty gentle and shy greenery muncher that. I'd keep it in a 30 inch wide tank.

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