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New Tank GBR & Apisto

Discussion in 'South American Tank Mates' started by Squirt, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Squirt

    Squirt New Member

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    Im about to set up a 25 gal planted tank.
    With a GBR male and female, Sunset Gourami, and 4 glowlight tetras id like to replace. Im about to add 2 or 3 apistos.

    The gourami is currently the king of the tank but the lfs told me that the apistos would kill him.

    How should i go about setting this tank up?
  2. Drayden Farci

    Drayden Farci Active Member

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    I would not recommend all of those fish in a 25 gallon tank. The Apistogramma and GBR will fight, and the gourami may end up dead as well. The GBRs like it hotter than either species can tolerate long-term, so that's another issue. If you want Apistogramma, I'd remove the rams.
  3. Squirt

    Squirt New Member

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    What about 2 blue rams, 2 gold rams, and 1 apisto? I also thought about a Bolivian as the 5th fish.
  4. Mike Wise

    Mike Wise Moderator Staff Member 5 Year Member

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    Too many (territorial) cichlids IMHO.
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