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amber cunningham - 2012-01-11
i have 3 gouramis 2 girls 1 male one is a three spot one is a powder blue and the last is a opal type one i think (looks like connected spots on the sides) will they be able to mate

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  • Alex Burleson - 2012-01-11
    Gouramis, are not commonly bred in home aquariums as fish such as guppies, or platies. It would take a great deal of steps to get them to breed. Generally, they do not interbreed, however it is possible.
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Sarah - 2010-04-17
I have a Dwarf Gourami fish and the other fish that was in the tank with it bit its back fin (that other fish is dead now) I don't know how it died. I guess mostly I was wondering how long it takes for them to grow their tail fins back and basically how long can they live after having their back tail fin bit. Please respond back to me ASAP. Send me an e-mail with the response if you can. My e-mail is Please I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You.

Anonymous - 2009-08-12
I'm Tina, my dad owns a pretty big tank and we've had guaramis for at least 10 years now. Lemme think which ones we have had:
-two Flame Dwarf -Two Honey -Two moonlight (currently in the tank)
-four Gold -Two Powder Blue -one opaline (which I thought was a blue at first)
-One Blue, I call him Buddy.
At the moment we've got two moonlight, one opaline and one blue (and a white molly). Even though I don't take care of them, I love to watch them swim, they're so graceful and friendly! We have the tank in the dining room and at the dinner table I sit directly behind the fish. The blue guarami is extremely friendly and swims to my finger when I place it on the glass (the other fish hide in the corners they don't like me much). He also likes to "kiss" my finger if I stick it in the top of the tank (I wash my hands before and after of course!)
Overall I think they're my favorite fish to have and I'd definately like to buy a tank and keep a dwarf or two of my own

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ann - 2012-01-06
I have one male blue which is territorial it killed my
baloon molies previously, it also killed one of the female variety of
its own species......quit worried about its unnatural behaviour.
any idea.................................

Rob Lopez - 2011-07-09
I have a blue gourami and I setup my first tank. I didn't know it when I bought my fish, but I've been reading and I'm not supposed to have him with any of the fish I have. My blue gourami is in a 30 gallon tank with 10 guppies a few mollies and 4 tetras.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-11
    You are over the limit on how many fish for a tank. Rule of thumb is 1 gallon for ever inch your fih are going to be as an adult. You have to subtract gallons to allow for gravel and plants and decorations. So you have about 25 usable gallons. Gourami is going to be 6 inches and mollies are tiny. The good news is you can now justify that second tank you always wanted. The gourami is going to get large and the little tetras (and possibly the guppies - depending on kind) so the Gourami is going to see lots of food. Articles, you can have whatever fish you want - youjust need to make sure the enviornment is safe for all or you have more than one tank. So more good news, you can have all these fish. Bad news is you just can't have them all together - especially in this small a tank. Sorry but congratulations on a new tank. This is how I wound up with three tanks a whole bunch of years ago.
  • Alora - 2011-07-27
    You are over the limit a little but to be honest you can keep a lot more species with your gourami than you think (I have a betta with my gourami and they're fine)
  • Celeste - 2011-08-30
    I tried putting a king betta in with my other fish didnt work he over powered the other fish and every morning I found him with a new dead fish in his mouth I had to put him in a decorative 1 gal tank seems alot more calm now in his decorative barrel. I am debating on putting him in with my 4 large gouramis am not worried over the betta he seems to be able to defend himself very well am worried over the gouramis.
  • andrew - 2011-12-29
    I have a 90 gallon fish tank and about 30 guppies all sizes even some fry and a blue gourami. The gourami is about five inches and I have never seen him attack another fish but he killed his partner and now he looks blotted up like a puffer fish with his scales sticking out. Is it bad for him? But I dont think you have to move him but don't buy any more fish.
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Amber - 2011-04-05
Hi there. I've recently started buying fish. I first had a 10 gallon tank and had 1 female opaline gourami and a ( what I belivie to be ) a "male" moonlight gourami. I also have 2 swordtails 2 buenos aires tetras. I tried to bring a pearl gourami into that tank and my opaline was VERY agressive towards the pearl. i still believe the pearl was a male and the 2 males with the one female made her agressive . i didnt want him getting eaten. Therefore I took the pearl out and returned him. I've now got a 20 gallon thank and I'm interested in adding a Gold Gourami to the pack. A few weeks ago among buying the tank I also bought 2 red eye tetras and they fit in just right. They all get along! Does anyone know if I can possibly get one FEMALE gold gourami an put her in the tank without geting hurt? IF ANY BODY CAN HELP PLEASE COMMENT ASAP! thanks

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  • jessica - 2011-12-23
    I have a 10 gallon with 3 dwarfs, and a 29 gallon with two TWIN moonlights, a pearl and an opaline. I have gouramis and tetras for 3 years now and I've had fish the were male and female and I have other smaller in the tank. bottom line but keep an eye out for any other fish being aggressive toward it.
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Sara Triplett - 2011-03-11
I have a Dwarf Blue Gourami doing ok with guppy and betas and tetras.

Sue Criddle - 2011-11-11
Hi. I have a powder blue Dwarf Gourami which is laying down and swimming on the side any idea as to why? Thanks.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-11-11
    This could be any number of things. Swim bladder disease could be the problem - where it seems like it has lost its balance/not swimming correctly (which usually indicates other problems with the fish), or it could be something like Hexamita which causes them to swim backwards. There are remedies for these problems, but it may be hard to pinpoint exactly what the cause is. You may want to try medicating the aquarium with a general bacterial or fungal treatment. Also, check this Fish Disease Diagnostic Chart to determine if you can find any other possible symptoms your fish may have.
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stu - 2011-12-04
Had these for years without any problems in a tank with small tetras although the authors wrong with sexual differences females have a rounded dorsal fin males pointed

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john - 2011-11-30

I heard of a fish called the ornate ctenopoma/orange bushfish/ansorgi and from the pictures I have seen it look like a large betta but it apperently isn't realated. I was wondering if anyone knows where I could by one of these because they aren't on ebay and I don't know any pet stores that sell them. I would really like to get one for christmas or my birthday so please help.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-30
    The only place I know to get them 'ctenopoma/orange bushfish/ansorgi' commonly called the Orange Bushfish is in a tropical fish store.

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