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James - 2012-03-26
Hey my blue gouramis just laid eggs and the fry hatched early this morning. Both parents are still in there but I am going to remove them both later today but what can I feed the fry?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-03-26
    You will need to lower the water level down to about half to make it easier for the fry to get to the top. Do this with a sponge. You can feed them newly hatched brine shrimp or liquid fry food. Good luck!
  • Friendttyy - 2012-06-07
    Leave the male and take away the female. The female will munch on em while the male protects them. PS.watch the male gobble and spit them into the nest. Take out the male once the fry are free swimming.
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jessi - 2012-06-07
I have had pink kissers for 3 years now and I have had good mixed with bad luck. I have made the mistake of trying to find mine a mate and the new mate, though smaller, killed the one I already had, but a few months ago I obtained a blue gourami and the kisser and her seem to get along fine. The blue taps my kissers with her little tendrils at feeding time which irritates her to no end but during the day they seem to get along fine. They are both the same size at about 4 inches and in a vast community with a range of fish some people say can't be mixed but mine thrive nonetheless.

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sandy mclintock - 2012-01-25
I have put two blue guramis in large tank with other fish all put in tank at same time. The blue guramis bully and chase one larger marbled angel fish, who has a fin missing (like it when we got him) all the time but don't seem to bother any other fish. Will this stop in time? I don't know what sex they are. I was wondering whether to take them back to the fish centre and change them, but I really like the blue guramis as they are so attractive.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-25
    Yes, they are attractive but there is no way to know if they will stop bullying the marbled angel fish. Mayb it's a chase game, maybe it is I don't want you in here or in my territory - If you like the gouramis - keep them and then watch or remove the angel fish if there are any major signs of agression. Just could be newness.
  • sandy mclintock - 2012-01-25
    Thanks, I will keep an eye on them, I feel sorry for the poor old angel fish!
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-01-25
    Yeah, I feel sorry for the Angel fish also. Maybe the Gouramis that are new are just making sure they have their terriotry or maybe there is agression going on. Real hard to tell. If agression, just move the angel fish and get that little one another angel to play with.
  • Shawn Handley Jr. - 2012-04-05
    I once had a blue gourami that was so mean that I caught a blue gill from a pond and put it in a tank with him and he killed it and it was the same size as him.
  • Friendttyy - 2012-06-07
    Are the gouramis dark blue cause if they are ya better get them their own tank if they are a pair. They are ussually friendly.
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Friendttyy - 2012-06-07
I have a blue gourami and he built a bubble nest after a few days. We left a female with him we took her away after 3 days and no signs of eggs and we put her back in and he bullies her please help.  I am 999999%sure The she isn't a he.

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patty - 2012-05-31
My blue groumi has been staying in 1 spot in the top of the tank and has her fins flat against her body. She seems to be constantly swimming in 1 spot and it looks very tiring to me. Is she sick? I have 2 other blue groumi in the tank and they seem to be just fine. Should I be worried?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-31
    Usually behavior problems are tank conditions. Check the syptoms against animal Worlds article on Fish Diseases - the recommended treatment is listed but check temperature, Ph etc in the tank Fish Diseases
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Bill Heitman - 2012-05-02
My dwarf gourmi started out white with orange vertical stripes and now has turned dark neon blue. What's going on?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-03
    Sounds like you may have got him from a stressful situation. Now he is happy and in the proper water conditions and is getting his colors back.
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HARDIK DIXIT - 2011-03-10
I have a Giant Gourami, and his name is Chimi :) he is now 8 inches long and he eats kiwi fruit. So I decided to change his food into kiwis fruit, which he eats almost 5 times daily :: . As an alternative food, I also give him cooked rice, water melon,musk melon and some leafy vegetables :)

I always play with him, when I point my finger at him he acts like he's attacking me, and he often follows my fingers whenever I point :0 When we eat our breakfast, lunch and dinner, he looks at me like he's begging for food to eat. :0 My Giant Gourami is a very friendly fish. I love very much my chimi.

HARDIK DIXIT
SURAT
INDIA

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  • jim - 2012-02-24
    Hi Hardik

    I would like to get a large fish like a Gourami. How much does it grow per month? I want a fast growing fish that eats anything like yours does. Pacus grow fast like about 2 or 3 pounds per month. A bit aggressive I heard. Could you give me any suggestions?
  • Lnguyen - 2012-05-05
    May I ask did you get your fish (CHIMI) when it was young? and what did you do to get it to be so active? My giant gourami is rather shy and im trying to make it active.
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J.stephen - 2012-04-22
Hi, I am having a pair of platinum gourami. In those two, in recent days I found the male is not in normal mode. He is always staying in the bottom like a sunken ship. I also found red spots across his body. What is that? Any medical help?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-22
    Could be bacterial or parasite infection. Check ammonia nitrates and nitrite levels.
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Elvin O Lopez - 2005-04-07
I have a blue gourami in a 20 gallon fish tank. all my other fish are different types of gouramis. ones a pearl gourami, ones a dwarf gourami (which im a litle worried about because it tends to get chased alot by my blue gourami and im worried because dwarf gouramis are expensive), and i also have two pink kissing gourami which dont cause trouble. Now ive noticed that my fish are usually hiding from my blue gourami and most of the time when they go up to get their food they get chased. and so im a little worried about my fish and the beauty of my tank. well to much of your enjoyment ive found a rather surprising solution to my problem. evertime my blue gourami chases my other fish i seperate him from them and after a while of doing that he suddenly stopped chasing my fish. it worked for me and i hope it works for you.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-18
    That can work, but it can also create undo stress on the Blue Gourami. Moving the decor sometimes works as well. Takes their attention of the other fish and on it's surroundings.
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helen matthews - 2012-04-08
Every time I buy kissing fish they get skinnier and skinnier till they die. Do you know why this happens?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-09
    Normally water conditions are not ideal and causing stress. What are your levels?
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