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Discussion in 'Gouramis and Anabantoids' started by NLindsey921, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. NLindsey921

    NLindsey921 Fish Fanatic

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    This is Abaddon. I just put him in today. He's the centerpiece of my ten gallon tank. What do you guys think?[​IMG][​IMG]

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    He was the most beautiful of the three petsmart had and they were all in good health it appeared so I went ahead and grabbed him.

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    Nice fish.

    Have you got experience keeping fish?
    Is your tank cycled?

    I would add a few more plants including floating ones, the light is a bit bright for Gouramis.
     
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    I do have experience. The tank has been up and running with a small school of neon tetras in it for about six months. I have a lot of dwarf grass iin the tank I just added and am waiting for it to grow out. I am going to add a moss wall and some little shrimp tubes that I will also cover in moss. I also plan on adding duckweed as a floating plant after I add the moss wall.

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    Sounds good to me.
     
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    Abaddon is doing nothing but chasing his reflection back and forth across the front of the tank. Is this normal gourami behavior? Or something to be concerned about?

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    The light could be too bright or you dont have enough plants. Easy floating plants are duck weed, frogbit, and dwarf water lettuce. Because floating plants are illegal where I am, I use Brazilian pennywort to float at the surface. I agree with nick about plants. I would add some tall plants like vallisnera, amazon swords, or hormwort. Plants will most of the time make things easier by consuming nitrate and ammonia.
     
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    I have some Amazon swords that I took from my daughter's tank but they are babies. They are only two inches high. I gave them some root tabs but is there any other way that I can speed up their growth. And as soon as I get my moss wall in Imma get some duck weed for the tank.

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    Or maybe that lettuce you were talking about. Where could I find that?

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    You can get that from specialty fish stores. Probably not petsmart or Petco. At least where I live that is the case.

    I would recommend getting tropica premium plant fertilizer. This may speed up the growth of your plants.
     
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    Ok. I have a planned trip to fish gallery for sometime in the next week. Do you think they would have it?

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    What is the reason behind needing a lid. I like the open top look.

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    Gouramis are jumpers they can jump a good 4 inches above the water. you dont want him to accidentally jump out of the tank.

    Gouramis are a lot like Bettas.

    When I had females in my 2 foot tank I lowered the water level in my tank and allowed the floating plants to go wild.

    I also love the open top look.
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