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Michael - 2011-01-21
The publisher says that bettas and paradise fish can't be kept together. In my case, this was not true. I kept a crown tail betta fish with a blue paradise in a 5 gallon tank they got along fine.

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  • nehal - 2011-01-27
    Hi Michael I happen to have a paradise in my tank he really likes my other fish so I don't think what they said is true because he gets along well with my guppys and loaches.
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anwar - 2009-07-20
I have a female blue gourami which seems a bit fat and a male which is always chasing her. I have a lot of hiding places where she can hid. But when he finds her he chases her again and again, and she always changes colors. Like all her body is striped and now she is just in a corner, and if she comes out he attacks her and is she pregnant and will he build the bubble nest and does he want her. anwar from sudan

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  • Maria - 2010-03-26
    Hi there, for your gourami's to live happily together and not chase each other like mad, then you need to have at least 2 females to every 1 male, as the males do harrass the females, and then when one female is tired of the chase then he can chase the other. I learnt that the hard way as i had 2 males and 1 female gourami and the 2 males chased and nipped the female literally to death. RIP pretty one lol. She went to fishy heaven........Flushed. I hope that helps your situation, so maybe go and get another girl and they should be fine.
  • Anonymous - 2011-01-19
    I may be a little late but it looks like she has already spawned and should be taken out of the tank he is trying to keep her and everyone else from eating the eggs. The eggs are really tiny and should hatch within 36 hours if temperature is around 80 degrees watch real hard else you will miss them. Now you can take him out of the tank or try and get the baby's out before they get eaten. The baby's will live on there yolk sac for a couple of days then will need baby fry food. I recommend mixing the baby food in a cup of water before pouring into tank this allows the fine particles to sink in the water and the baby fry will get enough to eat. If not most floats on top and some will not get enough to eat and starve in a week or two. Http://mytropicalfishhobbyone. Blogspot. Com
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Jim Coffey - 2010-06-19
Was wondering if they would do well in a small pond, 4' x3' x 2' deep, does not freeze to the bottom? Goldfish survive well in it year round.

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  • Megan - 2010-11-05
    I have a blue and yellow Gourami. They tend to be sensitive to temperature with a tolerance of around 72-82 F. you can easily tell when these fish become stressed from temp or pH because their coloring will become pale compared to their typical bright vibrant colors. If you really do want to put them in an outside pond I would seriously consider buying a submergible heater. As long as you maintain a healthy temperature for these fish, they should be fine, but if anything you could transport them to a tank during the cooler or extreme hot months to keep them safe.
  • Tyler - 2010-12-22
    Being a tropical fish, paradise gouramis like water that's warm, and would most likely die if kept in cold water... goldfish like cold water (this is why they are good for beginners), that is why they do well in an outdoor pond. I wouldn't put a paradise in an outdoor pond.
  • Darren Lamont - 2011-01-15
    Hi Jim, I wouldn't expect them to last in a pond if the top freezes over as they have the labyrinth gland, the same as bettas and gouramis, therefore needing to breathe air from the surface.
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K - 2010-12-17
I have a blue gourami in a 10 gallon tank. He has been in there with a sucker fish for about 6 mos. I had a female, but she died of ick. I recently added a goldfish and they get along fine. The gourami will occasionally chase the goldfish around. Now, someone gave me 2 male guppies. They are a lot smaller than all of the other fish. I don't want my gourami to kill them. Will he?

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Amiene Rev - 2009-10-11
I bred Giant Bettas, size mostly range from 3 inches to 4 inches, some are 5 inches. There are problem with my Bettas, when I put smaller Betta to breed with the giant, the result will be very sad. From now on I can only breed the large male Betta with other large female Betta.

My green and blue Giant Betta and the Butterfly Blue White Betta are now traveling to southern place in my country, where I live. One is 4 inches, while other is 3 inches half. They both are 5 months old.

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  • Byron - 2010-02-22
    Hi Emanuel, I to have attempted to breed a large (3") female with a regular (2") male, but was not successful. I have tried to acquire a large male for her, because I really would like to breed the large/Giant size bettas. Do you know where I might be able to get some large males? I have searched the internet but cannot find any anywhere, only regular size bettas.
  • sammitazza - 2010-06-19
    I have 2 they are the best fish I have ever known!
  • datsps3 - 2010-12-16
    Hey I'm breeding a short fin plakat at the moment. Everything was going well besides the fact that the majority of them died after hatching. I have 4 short fin plakats and 6 longfins, halfmoons, crowntails and normal ones. Do you have any pics of vids of your giant bettas? Very keen on seeing them =]
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Chuck - 2010-12-09
Does anyone know why one of my HG's is spending some time laying on his side and then most of the time he seems to be happily swimming and hanging out with the other HG in the tank? I do not see any signs of illness but it seems to be like he is sleeping and then is okay.

Any ideas on this behavior? I know they are shy but I have never had a fish lay on his side to relax.

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kathleen - 2010-10-22
Hello my name is Kathleen I have brought a female fighter or so I was told but I'm not sure how to really tell because it looks a lot different to the male one that I already have ...but my brother tells me that the other one I brought to be his girlfriend is really a boy... so what do I look for in it's fins? The new one which is meant to be a female has shorter fins and it is deal in color... but it has a point in it tail..is this what makes it a male? I look forward to an answer soon thanks xx

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  • Emily - 2010-12-02
    How you can tell from one another is the males have very long back fins and the females do not! Females don't have the big back fins as males do.
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quenne - 2010-11-24
Hi I'm quenne. I have my fighting fish. His name is nemo but my sis call it nemoy...I just bought it last week and I don't know more bout them...I guess it's a male cause it blows a bubbles..is it okay that every other day I change the water? Cause the food and the bubbles makes it look like dirty. Thnx for the answer.,.

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ginny - 2010-11-20
I have a red one and noticed a white spot on the side can you tell me if this is a sign of a disease?

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Anna - 2009-07-31
Today I bought a blue gourami and a gold gourami. Being interested in them, I bought 1 gold snail. I have had much fish experience. Going through my goldfish (19 to 35 cents) and having good results when they live 3 to 4 years old. I have a huge tank and having both of the fish jump out and miraculously live to tell the tale. I then used a spare window screen, I placed it over their open faced bowl. I keep the fish in my room so I hope to get a new tank soon. I want to get some more gourami or try to find some fish they like being around. Pretty cheap too. I wanted a black shark but that simply wouldn't do, lol. I'm planning to get bettas. They had only males at this paticular store but I want a a few. If you have seen the goldfish bowls, I am going to buy a few of those. Pair the females together but not the males.

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  • Melanie - 2010-02-18
    Bettas can't be with other bettas or other fish.. they are loners
  • Justin - 2010-06-27
    Dear Anna black sharks and gold gouramis are compatible in a 10 gallon or more tank. I have a black shark and a gold gourami, and they get along great. I have had them for about 7 months now.
  • Daki - 2010-11-12
    Please don't put bettas in goldfish bowls, they need a 5g aquarium with heat and filtration to be healthy.

    Females will attack and kill each other just like males, they just take longer to do it.

    Correct sizing for a goldfish tank is 20g for the first fish and 10g for each additional fish for fancy goldfish, or 50g for the first and 30g for each additional fish for comets. With this formula a goldfish will live to the max of its lifespan, the average I've heard for the home aquarium is about 10+ years, with the oldest goldfish recorded dying after a ripe old 43 years.
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