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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.................................

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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.

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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
Hi,

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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fin - 2011-11-30
I have a female opaline gourami with a female blue gourami. It was smaller than the blue one but more aggressive, so it was the under dog of the tank. Now, my opaline defeated my blue gourami and took most of the territory. They still fight daily but my tank is big and there are plenty of hiding spots. The funny thing is that it won't attack my cherries and doesn't attack back when nipped by my mollies. It just tries to swim away. It does go for any new fish for a couple days though. Its still an awesome fish!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-30
    She just wants to be top dog and makes sure everyone knows it. Sounds fun.
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nadir - 2011-11-15
Hi all, at the beginning I was having a red fighter which always seems so dull and stays at the bottom of the tank. So I bought one more betta (a blue one) and kept the two tanks adjacent to each other. After then, both the fighters rebel each other on the opposite faces of the glass wall, all the time without any rest. Will this continuous fight make the fighters so tired and lose massive body or any trouble to its health?

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  • john - 2011-11-27
    In a way, yes. If you keep two bettas together it is bad enough but when you put both of their tanks near each other they can waste all of their energy and be too tired to eat and do other stuff as they most likely won't sleep because they will be staring each other down the whole night. What you can do is get a large tank (30 gallon+) and keep them together but you would need many other fish with them so they don't target each other (ex. guppy, platy, danios, etc.). Hope this helps.
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Betta Joe - 2011-11-27
I need help breeding my half moon king betta what size tank do I need and what kind of decorations do I need for the baby fish?

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  • Timmy - 2011-11-27
    Hi betta joe. I believe what you need to do to breed them is get the king betta any female betta from a pet store and put the male betta in a medium size tank (5-20 gallons) before the female and hope for the best. Keep a close eye on them just in case. For the babies just put stuff only they can get into. Good Luck!
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