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Douglas Morgan - 2011-05-19
I have a Three Spot Gourami and a couple weeks later added a Blue Gourami in a Fluval Edge Aquarium. After about a year my Blue is larger that the Three Spot (not what they said at the fish store) and He attacks my three Spot all the time. The three Spot will submit sideways and the Blue will push it down into the sand. I am getting where I hate the Gourami all together now. It is like having two male bettas in the same tank.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-19
    I don't know for sure but go to U-tube and look up gourami breeding. There are several short films there of gourami courting and breeding. It sorta loooks like the fella is beating the gal up. I don't know but could this be happening with yours? Also, you can read the article on Gouramis as it sounds like that can just be the nature of the fish. Can you remove one or redecorate the tank to give them their own space? You might not want to do this if they are breeding but then the Animal World article says to remove the female after breeding. It can also be the one wants to be the Alpha fish and is a bit of a bully. This might be breeding behavior though. It is always interesting.
  • Alora - 2011-07-27
    She could be right but I had 2 blue gouramis in a 30 or 35 gallon tank and they fought at each other (like nipping and chasing). They were all males btw and one day when I came home one of them was dead :(
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jack - 2011-07-23
cool fish and fun to see great pets u have to get them

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-23
    Got that
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gouramigal - 2011-07-14
I think I've worked it out. It has AMMONIA POISONING, all the symptoms add up ..
Fish gasp for breath at the water surface
Purple or red gills
Fish is lethargic
Fins are torn and jagged
Loss of appetite
Fish lays at the bottom of the tank
Fish may appear darker in color
Red streaking on the fins or body,
poor fishy i hate to see him like this.. ;(


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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-07-14
    Sure it is not a bacterial disease? Animal Eorld article on Fish Diseases and Treatments says "Bacterial Diseases: Bacterial diseases are usually characterized by red streaks or spots and/or swelling of the abdomen or eye. These are best treated by antibiotics such as penicillin, amoxicillin, or erythromycin". Chck it out and check the symptoms out because it is treatable.
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skyler - 2011-05-30
i have a blue and red crowntail named Sly. He has a great personality and love to lay at the bottom om the tank. he comes straight to the top looking for food if you get to close to the tank though.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-30
    Hey good for you. They are very attractive. Are they interesting to watch?
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Kim - 2011-01-13
We have 29 gal tank. We have two blue ones. One of them has started just laying on the bottom of the tank, and it's color has darkened. It doesn't seem to be guarding anything. Just sitting on the bottom. Any ideas as to why?

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  • Erica - 2011-05-13
    Not sure if this is the same problem, but I had 2 small goldfish and a pleco in my 30 gallon. I got some new goldfish from Petland (TERRIBLE DECISION) and they all got sick. They started out sitting at the bottom of the tank with the pleco, so we thought they were copying him and was kind of cute, but then they started dying and the disease became more obvious. They all got ich, velvet, AND fungus from the Petland fish. Now all that's left is the pleco. Long story short, he may be sick with one of these diseases. And NEVER buy anything live from Petland! Hope this helps.
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coree - 2011-04-23
I have a crowntail male betta. His name is Nemo the 2. Nemo the 1 died for some odd reason. Cause I clean the bowl 1 a week. I also breed bettas too.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-25
    Sometimes things die and just not your fault. Is he in a bowl? It would probably be better if you put him in a tank with a filtratin system and he had more oxygen in the water and more room to swim around. A bowl looks neat but not really great enviorment for a fish. The bowl is primarily for decoration.
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ALAN - 2007-03-25
hi i just want to thank u warmly, because this site help me very much for the reproduction of my fighting fish.

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  • Anonymous - 2011-04-15
    I love beta.
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star east - 2011-04-09
I just recently got my 2 kissing fish and they are just as sweet as they can be. I am new at the whole aquarium thing! I don't know that much about them so I have been doing research! I am hoping the information your website has given me is going to help me out! THANK YOU Star east

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JustMe - 2011-02-02
Hello, I live in Cambodia and have a betta. As you can imagine, no pet store, no source of decent food for him. He won't eat pellets. I have been zapping mosquitoes and dissecting horse flies (he won't eat regular flies) for a month now. He likes mosquito larvae when I can find them. However, this is very time consuming. Any suggestions or recommendation as to an alternative food source or how many mosquitoes he needs per day, would be appreciated. I don't relish the thought of breeding mosquitoes on purpose. What about baby guppies?

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  • Brody L - 2011-04-05
    Hi JustMe,
    Baby guppies would definitely work, however guppies grow up to be very beautiful, so if you can get your hands on some feeder fish (like White Cloud Minnows) they would be the better option. But otherwise baby guppies would work.
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Kitty - 2011-03-27
I have only one.. :P I think he's silly. He loved to play around with my other goldfishes, but now they passed away. -___- After they did, he got kinda lonely. He just stopped being all hyper and hid in the cave. I have gotten a Rainbow Shark now, and my Gourami seems more happy and social and they swim side by side to each other.. But I was wondering if that's gonna be safe in the future as my shark grows..?

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  • Editor's Note - 2011-03-28
    Most likely, your gourami and rainbow should be fine together. Rainbow sharks are generally bottom dwellers and can get aggressive towards other bottom dwellers (i.e. other rainbow sharks), but should not have too much of a problem with other community fish, including gourami's. If you are concerned, then over time I would just keep an eye on them and make sure fins are not getting nipped and torn and that no fights break out.
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