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Author Topic: Pearl gourami and lambchop rasbora  (Read 586 times)
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« on: August 28, 2017, 05:28:19 AM »

Anyone know if these are compatible? The pearls wouldn't eat these guys?

Pearl gourami and lambchop rasbora (Trigonostigma espei)
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 06:09:46 AM »

Dr Ruthy.
They should be fine together. I had a 3 spot gourami and harlequins together in a tank and all was fine. Are you staying away from Bettas now?
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2017, 06:29:14 AM »

It's just because the lambchops are smaller than harlequins so wasn't too sure haha.
Not staying away completely, just the gourami a better fit for the tank I have at the moment
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2017, 07:21:39 AM »

Just watch your Gourami. They all have different personalities but I've never had a Gourami that went after anything small. I could have just gotten lucky with the Gouramis I have had.
Post some pics when you are done stocking!
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2017, 01:54:47 PM »

Sweet. Will do. So far they don't really bother the snails I have in there too much!
Having trouble with dwarf hairgrass at the moment, it's turning brown an roots not holding it in place anymore... Hoping it lasts long enough for root tabs I ordered to arrive to see if that turns things around
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 04:39:11 PM »

Dwarf hairgrass does best in a high light co2 added tank. While some folks are into fancy expensive substrates, I have done fine over the years with gravel or sand and a bit of laterite in the bottom 1/3 of it. I rely on tank created mulm for the rest. I finally gave up the more high tech stuff as the time involved keeping it looking good was too great. I keep plants in tanks because it is good for the fish. However, I also breed some plecos and all of them are in unlighted unplanted and sometimes bare bottom tanks.

It started out like this, I set hairgrass vs. glosos  and the hairgrass won


Then it got redone some


There are few more incarnations of this tank without hairgrass.

The tank is a 50 gal. that I terraced, There were 144w of power compacts over it and pressurized co2. The substrate is Estes Bits of Walnut gravel with some Laterite and, over time, the lots of mulm it developed. Ferts were Jobe Spikes in the gravel, Tropica Mastergrow (the name then for their micros/trace mix) and Seachem individual N P and K. I never got into the diy with dry ferts nor the E.I. method.

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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2017, 06:16:36 PM »

Both tanks look great. I never had much luck with Hair grass. In my case, the Glocos always won over the Hair grass. The lighting I had over that tank was a pair of GE SPX 50. I don't even think they make those anymore.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 03:34:46 PM »

No luck with the hairgrass, added in root tabs and they stopped browning. Big problem is my female gourami seems to really enjoy pecking them out!
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