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HP - 2006-04-11
There seems to be two different type of Red tail gourami in the asian market now, one is called purple red, this I believed is breed locally, the other is the taiwanese strain of red tail gourami, this fish have got very white base. Both are of the same strain, I believed the lighter colour strain are from selective breeding, in the wild they are much darker base.

The first batch that was brought in from Sabah,( about 15 years back) are caught using fishing tackle, and they will normally regurgitate out the fishing hook after a week in captivity.

Now they are being bred in captivity in hatchery within Malaysia.
That all I have to share for now.

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  • Izwan Sawal - 2012-08-03
    Yes you are correct. There are two types in the market. The tail and fins of 1 type has very intense red colour while the body is quite darker than the other type. The tail and fins of the other type does not show such intense red and is more dull orange than red.
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amy - 2012-08-02
Hi I have a female halfmoon (named Blenny) with red fins n white body with my gold fishes.  I'm too sad to see it doesn't eat food and goes slyly around. Do I have to get a partner such that it gets free of lonliness. There's no harm when I keep it with my gold fish (I feel theres competition of food likely),,,,,,,,,,,,need guidance.

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Lindsey Escudero - 2012-07-30
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, these fish are so beautiful. I always feel so mad when I go to walmart and see how bad they are treated

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Anonymous - 2012-07-02
Hi guys I am from Nepal. I need two female beta (fighter) fish.but I am not getting it any pet shop of Nepal. So can you send me those fishes for me.  Plz replay.

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Taylor Greene - 2011-03-24
I have a nice large gold gourami about 6 inches, I give him betta pellets because he doesn't eat a lot of flake food, he ate my 3 black skirt tetras and my rosy tetra, he is in a 30 gallon heated aquarium with light & internal filter, as well as a corydora from when I used to breed cory's, I bought a female Opaline gourami about 3.5 inches 2 days ago, she hides a lot, the gold gourami has begun to build a bubble nest, I know some people who cross breed them in a 55 gallon, I'm wondering if it will work out for me in my 30 gallon.

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  • Anonymous - 2012-06-29
    Yes it will most likely work,
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Pete - 2010-06-07
Hi I have a 1,200 gallon pond I have one of these fish and they are awesome. He is in the pond with 3 Dragon fish I have had for 4 years now. I also have 2 pacus. The key to doing this is filters and size of pond. I do not take water out much. I have a preform 60 gallon pond I use as a filter that spills over into the big pond. If you are going to have these fish try a pond they will love it.

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  • Chris - 2010-11-03
    Hi Pete, I have two mature Albino Giant Gouramis in my Koi Carp pond here in Thailand. Both GG's are around 20 inches long. The pond is 25,000 litres and the GG's get on well with the Koi. They are truly awesome fish.
  • jim - 2012-02-24
    Hi Pete:
    Sounds nice. Which fish grow faster, the Pacus or the Gourami? I am looking for a fast growing fish that is omnivorous or herbivorous and also will get large like the Pacu or the Gourami. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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HARDIK DIXIT - 2011-03-10
Hi i am had gourami fish pink colour he is very aggressive and eat all vegetarian like cooked rice, banana, apple and musk mellon and kiwi most like fruit i put it into round pot and every 2 days i changing a water i put parctice gourami out of water 2 mins now he live 5 mins out of water.

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Ian Anthony Esparza-diaz - 2012-06-10
I have one of these I love it. It is the second best fish I ever had.

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fishfanatic - 2012-06-09
I have 6 dwarf blue gouramis in my big 180l tank with other tankmates such as swords, platies, neons etc and they get along fine. The gouramis I have noticed tend to be alot more frenzied at feeding time so I think that they need more food than most, have started feeding pellets as well as my usual foods and it means they can pick at the pellets between feeding times. This seems to work well. hope this helps

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Animal-World info on Kissing Gourami
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Laura x - 2010-11-07
Hi I have 2 kissing gourami's in with a siamese fighting fish and 5 neon tetra's and I'm really worried about one of my kissing gourami as it keeps skitting across the top of the tank and putting its head out of the water, and then once it has done that, it floats on its side up to the top of the water stays there for about 5 mins then moves and does it again? Can you help me pleassseee? xx

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  • Holly - 2011-01-17
    Hello my name is Holly it sounds like you might have high ammonia in your tank. If it's not that then high nitrates in your water do you have a test kit for your fish?
  • kesler - 2011-02-13
    The fighting fish you have is probably bullying the kissing gourami. I would remove the siamese fighting fish and keep it separate.
  • jessi - 2012-06-07
    Your kisser may also just have a problem with its swim bladder. This can happen with almost any fish and it will eventually right itself but this may happen again if this is the case. Though it seems worrysome I have had a goldfish that did exactly what you are describing off and on for 2 years. and I would only remove the fighting fish if you see him picking on the kisser or the kissers fins are getting torn. I currently have one in with 2 male and 3 female bettas and they don't get in each others way at all.
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-06-07
    Check water levels.  Maybe get some more oxygen into the tank.
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