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    Hi
    Am setting up a 90 gal. Not rock solid on my stocking yet but I'm leaning toward a pair of severums and 3 blood parrots. May also add 1 blue angel or a silver dollar or 2

    I currently have 3 dwarf gouramis in a 30 gal community tank. I know. not a good choice. Actually, they are doing fine in there but I was thinking about moving them into the 90 with the severums and the blood parrots to make room for some more tetras in my 30.

    So - would that be a mistake or is it possible the mix would work? These 3 gouramis give each other plenty of space and rarely have any dust ups among them. My concern is would the severums (which I will buy as juveniles) give them a hard time?
    Also - would the gouramis bother either an angel or a silver dollar?

    my 90 has a huge leggy piece of driftwood and several large rocks and a couple of caves. only silk plants for now but there will be plenty of them for hiding places.

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    Last edited by fishmommie; 08-30-2012 at 03:33 PM.
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    I have kept severums with many other species both peaceful and semi aggressive. As long as they have enough space, you should not have any issues.
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    I see no problem either. Silver Dollars should be in a larger group tho.

    I see you are setting up the tank I've wanted forever (minus the gourami.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
    I see no problem either. Silver Dollars should be in a larger group tho.

    I see you are setting up the tank I've wanted forever (minus the gourami.)
    LOL Nobody loves my gourami's but me :o) But they are so colorful and so active and, well, cute. Fingers crossed that they don't turn into Jeckle and Hyde
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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    You could leave one gourami in the 30 and put two in the 90.

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    Great idea! I might just do that. thanks!
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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    I've never had problems with severums being aggressive I've had community fish mixed in with my severums and unless they've layed eggs theyre very mellow

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    great! can't wait to get my fish - will keep you all posted.
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
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    I have a Green Severum that I've kept with 2 Blood Parrots. They seemed to get along well enough. Neither species is over aggressive, unless spawning. My Blood Parrots keep spawning and are rather nasty while they have eggs.

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    thanks for the info. Interesting that that parrots spawn - as I understand it, they can't reproduce, right, so the eggs won't hatch? They're kind of like the donkey's of the fish world? LOL

    I have a photo of the tank I'm going to out them in under aquarium journals - my 90 gal. Hopefully, I'll have the tank cycled in around 3 weeks and I can start stocking. Can't wait
    30 g FW planted:corys, female ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, rummies,
    15 g FW planted:2 male guppies, neons, pygmy corys, clown pleco, 4 types of shrimp, assassin snails
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