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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.
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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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  • Anonymous - 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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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 a_sweetgirl13@hotmail.com. Please I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You.

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Anonymous - 2009-08-12
Hi!
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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