Anonymous asked in PetsFish · 1 decade ago

One sword tail and one gourami to start.?

Which one should I add in first?

I am going to try and pick the more peaceful looking fish.

I am also going to add shrimp so should I put them in first so the fish doesn't see them?

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  • Amanda
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    1 decade ago
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    You should add the sword tail first. Gouramis are more aggressive and territorial fish, which can often have a bad attitude when new fish are introduced into THEIR tank. Start with the sword tail, so when the gourami enters the tank he assumes he's the new guy and can't walk all over the sword tail. The shrimp--I don't think it matters. I don't think you'll have a problem with those fish bothering them, and they will eventually see the shrimp at some point; but if it makes you more easy, just add the shrimp before the fish.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i would add either one just dont add shrimp first as they will have nothing to clean and possibly starve

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