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marcos - 2011-06-26
Hey there I have a blue three spot gourami that I have had for about 2 years now and is about 5 in. long. I was wondering if it was a male or female? Can somebody help me about? My email is markos_0319@hotmail.com

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  • Alora - 2011-07-27
    The simplest way to tell (that my pet store told me) is look at its dorsal fin. If it kinda ends in a point down his spine,it's a he, and if it ends more rounded,it's a she.
  • bill - 2011-09-26
    The males dorsal fin will reach and almost touch the tail fin, the females dorsal will be shooter and rounder, they will both change colors during breeding and the male will get extremely aggressive to any who enter his nesting area.
  • Dean Mari Rivera - 2011-10-25
    read the info about gourami in the inter net
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Dean Mari Rivera - 2011-10-25
i have 3 blue gourami
2 male
1female

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-25
    Ahh just starting - enjoy
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Jessica - 2011-10-23
This was very helpful! Thank you so much. I do have a question though. I just got 5 Red Dwarf Gourami's, and they are the cutest things to watch. They're the only thing in my tank, with many plants of course (along with some snails, and a sucker fish). What I'm having trouble with, though, is figuring out whether they're male or female. Is there any other helpful information you could give about the sex of the fish? It would be very appreciated!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-24
    The male Dwarf Gourami, Colisa lalia, is said to be much more colorful than the female and also has a pointed dorsal pennant. The males are generally narrower in body than the females. Pairs usually hang out together.
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Dan - 2011-10-13
I have a 30 gallon hexagonal tank, and I purchased a rainbow shark, which I love. After a terrible turn with a trio of angelfish in the tank, I opted to go with a few opaline guorami (two to be exact). The shark just chills out in the monolith at the bottom, and the guarami chase each other around attempting dominance...while this is entertaining, I do fear that as these guys mature they will get increasingly aggressive. What can I add to the tank to offset the attention they focus on each other? because o the shape of the tank (I'm told), schooling fish will be a bad choice.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-10-13
    You probably got yourself two male gourami. If you can, take one back and either get a female or another fish entirely. This just happened with two of mine, and now I'm playing hospice nurse to the loser. Males will not share a space together, sorry! I know I inadvertently bought two males; it can happen since juveniles haven't really started to show their male or female characteristics.
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Syaheeran - 2010-10-03
My Gold Gourami fish has a bloated stomach and I suspect that she/ is pregnant. And from the research, I found out that they are known to be bubble nest breeders. Can someone please clarify what is going on and what I should do?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-12-05
    Well the bloated stomach means she is pregnant. Bubble nest breeders means that they prefer to stay in low areas while pregnant. She will occasionally come up just to move around because any fish can indeed die if staying still for too long. So just keep an eye out on her.
  • Anonymous - 2011-09-25
    They're not livebearers? How can it be pregnant?
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Diane - 2008-06-27
My female betta has been sitting on the bottom and has a white film on her. I would like to know what to do, I don't want to loose her. Thank you!

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  • lindy - 2011-08-09
    I'm sorry people but your fish may be dying if it has a white film on it or its eyes and is floating at the top or the botten it is dead I'm sorry.... :(
  • samiran roy,india - 2011-08-27
    the fish cant be saved. it probably has a fungus or ich on it. you should go to the pet store from where you brought her. you can use some anti-ich solution from the pet store. use two drops per gallon.it just might help.
  • Anonymous - 2011-09-19
    I'm sorry but your fish has a fungus. Unless it is cured before the fish quits moving it is surely not good
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gary - 2011-09-05
I've got a blue gourami which came with the tank I purchased and he seems really friendly and to be honest I had no idea what fish to add to the tank so I put in about 6 neon tetras and 2 of another kind of tetra and I am now missing a neon and 1 of the other kind. lol I cannot find them anywhere and I think the gourami has eaten them but I'm not sure, has he?
also what fish can I add to the tank

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    spencer - 2010-12-01
    Is it okay if I mix my 2 golden gouramis with my 2 dwarf gouramis in a 15 gallon 2ft tank?

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    • Taylor Greene - 2011-08-27
      my gold and opaline gouramis breed about 3 times a week now with about 400 eggs each batch. the female has a really bloated stomach,but the males can get quite fat to,only one baby actually survived and has achived 1 inch it is light and dark brown. i have switched them to a 37.5 gallon aquarium.they seem to also be getting along with my 6 inch blue lobster
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    Ricky - 2010-02-28
    How large Should the tank be for one of these fish?

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    • o00slim00o - 2010-04-26
      Typical rule of thumb is 1 gallon per inch of the max size of your fish ... however these fish are shy and like extra space so for them to be happy I'd recomend you have 5 gallons at least per fish.
    • jenny - 2010-10-09
      5 or 10+ gallons
    • Anonymous - 2010-11-28
      I have a system 6 tank and my two flame dwarf gourmis seemed happy until I added two paradise gouramis. Then the flames got all timid and the paradises actually killed one and have turned on each other. We are getting a bigger tank for them. However my flames were happy alone in a system 6.
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    renee - 2009-09-12
    I have a kissing Gourami that stays at the bottom of the tank, while on its side once in a while we will notice him move to another spot but most of the time stays still. and we never see him upright. we put him in the tank Friday morning (09-11-09)
    at 4:30am (CDT). Does anybody know whats wrong?

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