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Angelo - 2011-07-27
Years ago, a friend gave me a "Blue Paradise Fish" because it bullied his other fish when he added it to his aquarium. All I had was a small rectangular glass container----maybe two gallons and no aeration or thermostat, kept in a laundry room that would get cold in the Winter. I put aluminum foil on the top to keep the fish in. That fish lived for years----would actually jump from the water to take food from my hand. He would swim to the front glass and pose when someone walked into the room.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-28
    Good story and good for you
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abhilash - 2010-10-14
Can we breed blue male gourami and gold female as I have them?
Female is very fat and male is small.

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  • boss - 2012-02-19
    Hi Abhilash,
    Of course you can breed a gold female gourami with a blue male but the babies won't be good looking and it won't have a demand in market. You can simply breed and raise them.
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Uni Krishnan - 2012-02-15
I have 3 inch giant gourami , can anyone tell me how long it will take for him grow to the size which is shown in the images posted by this website

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-02-15
    Hello Uni. There are a few things that determine the growth rate of the Gaint Gourami. Tank size is a key factor; as well as amount of fish in the tank. I have had one reach almost 2 feet in length in a 150 gallon tank and it was around 2 years old.
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Anonymous - 2012-02-13
Hi,um, every female betta I get becomes super aggresive in 2 weeks or less (one even ate the eye of a live feeder fish after it realized the fish didn't fit in it's mouth). Is there any explaination or way to prevent this because I would like to breed betta fish but I don't want dead fish floating all around.

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-02-13
    Breeding Bettas is an exciting task! Bettas in general are known for their aggression, even during breeding. Honestly, what is required to breed them, is that you introduce them to each other, slowly. There are a great deal of articles on the internet regarding this. As it would be a grand job to type, feel free to email me with an questions, or comments.
    alex.burleson@live.com
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jason - 2012-01-29
Hello I have a 3 spot gourami and 3 blue gouramies, 4 mollies, 4 guppies, 6 ghost shrimp, a few fish that look like minnows from africa, and a pleco all in a 16 gallon bowfront tank and they all seem to be doing superb and don't bother each other at all. My gouramis bullied each other at first but I think they got used to each other.. and yes I do know my tanks slightly crowded but it seems like all my fish have tons of room to swim play and hide if they like.. I also have a ten gallon tank with 3 fire belly toads. 2 females and a male.. we see and hear them getting busy but we still haven't seen any eggs in the tank.. we have gravel on one side with other side flooded out for their swimming pleasures..

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john - 2011-11-22
Hi, it's me, again. I was just wondering if my deseased betta(chewy and his girl missy) could have ghosts. Don't say I've been drinking too much because I'm 12 years old and I HAVE SEEN white fish shaped objects in my tank. The only fish in there is a white guppy.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-22
    I won't say you have been drinking. If you are seeing them, then they must be there. I don't know whether they are ghosts or shadows or getting ready to go to another world but if you see them they are there.
  • john - 2011-11-23
    Thx charlie, it makes me fell better that they are still with me. and by white guppy I meant yellow and red guppy. And also thx for answering so many of my questions.
  • calvin johnson - 2012-01-28
    by white you mean yellow and red? ithink your seeing your white guppy? (thats really yellow and red).
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Stephen - 2012-01-21
I am having two platinum gaurami. (male and female). Both are very healthy and male is very large and ruling the whole tank. One day in morning i found the male moving forth and back(its like dancing). And also i found some bubbles(not more) on the top of the tank. But the male is not near to it.(bubbles is in one corner and the fish is in another corner). I taught its ready for breeding. Then i decided if i kept this two fish in tank, other tank mates will eat the eggs. So before spawning i removed the two gaurami from the tank and kept in cemented tank in our garden around 30cm depth and water is around 12cm depth. But later i understand the nest is already built by male. I think I had done a worng thing. Will the male again built the nest for to spawn or how long it may take to built the next nest?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-22
    Not sure how long it will take to build another nest, but if it is in spawning condition it will. If they are healthy and content, they will actively build bubble nests.
  • Stephen - 2012-01-23
    Thank you mam for your reply. Nowadays they (both male and female) resting on bottom for most of their time. Only they coming to top of tank for to take oxygen and food. But they are very active while eating thier food. They are around 3 inches and 5 inches long. Is it s a good sign. I even cleaned my tank. But same result.
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Rodrigo - 2011-01-23
Are they really hybrids? I thought they where just selective bred Dwarf Gouramis. If so what are the probable parents?

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  • David Brough - 2012-01-23
    You are right, they are not a hybrid. They are a color-morph of the Dwarf Gourami. The introduction stated they are hybrids but has been fixed. Thanks!
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Taylor - 2011-02-22
This is the most aggressive fish I have ever had. The other gouramis I've had (Pearl, Dwarf, and Flame) were territorial, but nothing on this level. Before I moved him into his own (smaller) home, he bullied my Dwarf Gourami to death, Terrified my tetras into a back corner and had even beaten my Zebra Danios into submission. The only thing he won't attack are shrimp. In my opinion, not the best community fish.

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  • Safari Gill - 2011-10-28
    I thought we were talking about Dwarf Gouramis, is that the one attacking the other fish?
  • Harry - 2012-01-23
    My powder blue is the most placid fish in the world and if anything is bullied by the other dwarf gouramis

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karthi - 2012-01-11
I bought a new fghtng fish yesterday.......it started to lay eggs......wat did I do? I have no males in the tank....

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-01-12
    Females periodically release eggs. It is nothing to be concerned about, as they are not fertilized.
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