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spencer - 2010-11-21
I keep 2 dwarf gouramis and doing alright in my 40 litres planted tank but now I feel like moving them to my 12 gallon tank with the plants and my other fishes:tiger barbs, clown loaches, bala sharks, kuhli loaches, rainbow shark, sterba's cories, dwarf otoes, rocket shrimps, chinese algae eaters and leopard sailfin plecoes.

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  • meldawgal - 2011-01-30
    12 gallons for all those fish?
  • fish boy - 2012-05-30
    You need a much larger tank for all those fish. Bala sharks get up to a foot long.
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Revli - 2008-01-18
I have kept 3 of the snakeskin gouramis. It is so beautiful indeed. One of the things I like most from this gourami is that they can watch themselves greatly. I mixed them in my aquarium with an electric yellow cichild (lemon), electric blue cichild, red zebra, flame dwarf gourami, and I even mixed them with a fire belly salamender.

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DL - 2006-01-19
I just got my balloons today. They are by far my favorite fish and I have been wanting them for a long long time. They are quite shy right now obviously and hiding in a corner.

These fish can live very very long. Regular kissers can live over 20 years. I have heard of someone with a pair that are 15/16" and 20/21 years old. The ballons are supposed to be smaller, maxing at around 8" or so. A large tank of at least 40g is needed. They are very intelligent fish and I'm looking forward getting to know mine better.

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Adam - 2010-02-03
I read a comment about the snake skin chasing the pearl gourami. Not always the case I keep 5 snake skins 3 adult and 2 babies. With 3 adult pearl gouramis and they get along just fine I don't think they even take notice to them. It is a great community tank with mates such as, spotted raphael catfish, bumble bee catfish, mickey mouse plattys, black skirt tetra, and two shubunkin goldfish in a 30 gallon long tank . I don't think any of them have ever fought with one another. This just goes to show all you fish enthusiasts don't be afraid to try different community fish just be careful and pay attention the first few days to make sure all will be well. I have found introducing new fish while the tank light is off seems to help them and the other fish accept the new fish to the aquarium.

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fred - 2010-04-21
Its just awful that people breed fish to have deformities such as the balloon variations of species. balloons rarely live half as long as normal fish.

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Tori - 2008-02-02
I just bought a pink balloon gourami today. It was fine up until we put it in the tank. It keeps floating on its side.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-18
    Check all tank conditions and water ASAP - also look up bloating on Animal World Fish Diseases and Symptoms in case it sounds like that. Check out other symptoms on that article - OK
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Daisy - 2012-01-04
I have a male flame dwarf gourami who has not been eating for the past few days
he looks a little swollen and is hanging about the top of the tank and does not swim away, as he normally would, when I lift the lid of the tank. The water quality is good in my 48litre tank which he shares with four head and tail light Tetra. Anyone got any idea what the problem is and what I can do to help him. Would be glad of any help.

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-01-04
    If he is an older fish, it is possible that he is suffering from a swim bladder disorder. A great deal of fish such as gouramis, and bettas do. He could also be suffering from a tumor. If his scales are poking out like a pinecone, then he has dropsy. Treat with melafix, as directed on back of bottle. For now, continue with 25% water changes weekly.
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spencer - 2010-11-29
Leho. In my planted tank, a fish was tearing bits of plants to the water surface. I thought the culprit was my bala sharks and leopard plecos but after reading your website, it was the dwarf gouramis who did it. Now I took them out and placed them in my breeding/hospital tank along with fresh dead leaves with twigs and branches with driftwood. I am now currently trying to breed. Thanks Dr Jungle for the info as if it wasn't for you, I would have lost all my plants. Have a nice day and keep it up!

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Andy - 2010-09-05
I bought two of these guys about 5 days ago, and they are absolutely incredible. They are about 4 inches and are very peaceful. I have them in a 40 gallon with a blood parrot, a redtail shark, an angelfish, 2 reedfish, and a bolivian ram. So far, I've had no problems with them and overall, they have been a great addition to my tank.

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chintabruno@gmail.com - 2011-09-06
I have 7 dwarf gouramis, 3 croacking gouramis, 2 yoyo loaches, 10 guppies, 4 three spot gouramis, 1 guntea loaches and 2 green sword tails. But my tank size is 10 litter. All fishes are compatible for aquarium?

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