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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-08-2010, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 36 gallon tank. Could I keep a betta fish with a firemouth cichlid and a blue gourami? It would just be the three of them in the tank.

From what i research firemouth are fairly peaceful cichlids and they dwell on the bottom level. As for betta and gourami, they both stay on top.

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Bettas and gourami are closely related and should not be kept together. They are both extremely territorial and the gourami will eventually grow big enough to hurt your betta.

The cichlid will get up to 6 inches long and will probably eat the betta.

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