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Keith - 2011-11-20
My opaline's are in the midst of doing there spawning ritual 'again'. Is it possible to post ~ some photos on this site.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-21
    To post photos on Animal World UPLOAD PHOTO just go to this link and upload your photos. They would be interesting.
  • Keith - 2011-11-23
    Thanks for the info ~ I have posted a few photos.
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john - 2011-11-20
Hi, I would like to know if there are any species of snakehead that I can LEGALLY keep in virginia and do you Know where to find/buy them? thx.

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  • john - 2011-11-21
    Listen, I know that my question has nothing to do with bettas but I thought that since snakeheads could 'breath' air I thought labereth fish would be a good section to put my question in, sorry.
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coree - 2011-11-11
Do 2 male paradise fish get in a tank together will they fight to the death like bettas?

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-11-12
    Paradise fish, while they are not as aggressive as Bettas, they still have the aggression, and it is advisable not to place two males together in the same aquarium.
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ann - 2011-07-09
Today I had bought a opaline male and a blue female....but when I put them in my tank my female died...whereas my male is good. Could any one say what went wrong???????????????????????

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-09
    You placed the bag with the water and fish inside the tank and let it sit for a couple of hours before releasing the fish. Right? Someimtes a change in temperature - but rare and wouldn't think this was it. Just a precautionary thing to do. My guess is that somehow the female was sick or ill or just a coincidence. There is really no way to know but I would check the tanks temperature, PH etc just to be sure. I am sorry. It seems strange though. I'd ask the fish store.
  • leigh - 2011-11-08
    Did you check the water? If the water is fine the move may have stressed her out. How long was she in the tank before she died?
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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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