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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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    Jackie - 2010-04-09
    My Gourami is about 5 years old - only fish in the tank. He survived the the beating of the other fish when he was young. Then killed them all. He is very happy and knows who feeds him. Clicks the thermometer against the glass if does not get fed timely. Interesting to read about how long they live, and how big they can get. Mine is to size to tank size but I think he would love to be in a pond.

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    Devyn - 2012-04-28
    I have two male paradise fish, and one seems to be missing his back fin. When i feed them, one will eat the food and the other one cant because he cant swim. Can anyone help?

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    • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-30
      You will need to find a way to seperate them at feeding maybe getting a piece of plexy that you can slide in to seperate them during feeding.
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    Sean O'donohue - 2012-03-30
    Hi everyone I have got a giant gouarmi that has not eaten in around two weeks he does not seem to be ill but I am worried. What should I do? Can someone please help me Sean_o_d@hotmail.com


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    • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-30
      Have you done a water test? Trying anything other then flake food? Maybe try some blood worms. Maybe some peas to see if not eating due to constipation.
    • Sean O\'Donohue - 2012-03-30
      Have tried blood worms he doesn't like them. He ate about six peas a week ago but that was it. Could it be hole in the head disease?
    • Lnguyen - 2012-05-05
      Yeah I'm having the same problem along with a pair of GG I just got last week, haven't been eating for almost a week a bit worried. The last owner said he gave them pellets been giving them that but still haven't ate, also tried grapes and lettuce but doesn't eat either. Can anyone else help?
    • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-05
      Does he show any signs of hole in head?
    • Colin Bradshaw - 2012-05-11
      Hi have you tried 25% water change? I find with my giant gouarmi ( 20 inchs ) it seems to him perk him up and makes him very active. Which should make him eat. I also feed mine on Grapes, 4 in morning and 4 at night, His main diet is small trout pellets which do not cloud the water,
    • stalloney - 2012-06-08
      Maybe its because of the water condition it may be stress out and it cause them not to eat...
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