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Chamonix McCarthy - 2010-10-03
Hi, my name is Chamonix. Not so long ago I got a male Siamese fighter and decided to breed with them. I watched a documentary about them. My betta's name is Chaming. I got a female too her name is Jasemen. Chaming is blue with a little red and green in, and Jasemen is red with a little white. Now I just started and I am not sure that I know much about them. I know about the white mark on the female that says she is ready. So I put my male Chaming with her. My female look's interested but my male doesn't he's not making a bubble nest or even trying to seduce her. And like I said I don't know much about them (like how much fry can one pair have? Why isn't my male doing anything? What kind of sicknesses are there? And how can I get my male Chaming to start making a nest?)So those of you that know's these things, could you just give me tips and help.

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  • Elizabeth A. Sheely - 2010-10-13
    I am a betta fish lover. I have almost bred them but is very difficult. Read books and go to online sites. Research research research bc they are the second hardest to breed (sharks being first) you must have the nest and you must allow the males to get to know the female... males make the nest during storms rain or snow they are pretty well into the weather umm... my male named firestarter only liked females that were similar colors.. use one male... get a couple females he will let you know which one he likes best the females can be kept together umm it's not easy but it's worth it keep trying and you can contact me via facebook if you have any questions I love animals but es. betta they have the coolest personalities and I hate when I see them in little bowls... no one wants to live in a small house! Best of luck.
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Chris English - 2009-05-31
I have a large male opaline gourami, about 5 inches long now. He's very peaceful with all his tankmates, even smaller fish, but will not allow another gourami in the tank. I've tried males and females of different gourami types as well as other opalines. He chases them relentlessly from the minute they go in. Lovely fish but he's decided I can only have one!

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  • Jen - 2010-10-10
    Same with me! I am so mad, I don't know what I should do with the mean gourami...I have one in the tank that is being bullied right now.
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Michelle - 2010-07-25
I have a 55 gallon tank with platys, mollies, guppies, snails, 3 rainbow sharks, 1 blue gourami and 1 dwarf gourami. They all seemed to be getting along great but I just found 3 dead fish in the last 3 days and didn't know if it was the blue gourami or the rainbow sharks doing it.

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  • Joseph - 2010-10-04
    I have a blue gourami, he's pretty aggresive, he killed my blue ram, both my angelfish, 3 of my platys and my swordtail and both my balloon mollies, (basically my whole tank). I don't know about the rainbow shark but my gourami is a murderer. Plus, rainbow sharks seem to be very peaceful.
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Anonymous - 2010-09-22
I have 2 honduran red points and one is a baby and the other is a adult but my lil baby hasn't been growing for the last 3 months plz help me!

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jessica - 2009-11-09
I recently got a golden gourami that had the entire 30 gal. tank to herself. She is about 3.5 inches. I just added 2 smaller dwarf gouramis to the tank along with a sucker fish. The golden gourami is chasing all the other fish especially the 2 dwarfs. They are all constantly hiding. She is nipping at there fins too. I feel really bad, and was wondering if they will be harmed or possibly killed by her? Will this continue happening if I leave the fish together, or do i have to seperate them?

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  • pie - 2010-04-06
    It is better to separate them. Especially if u already see an injured fish.
  • Tanya - 2010-04-12
    I would separate the dwarfs as I think your golden gourami may most likely kill them. x
  • veronica - 2010-07-13
    Hey jessica I read online about gouramis and they recommen to keep them in groups of five or they will pick on other kinds of fish. Good luck.
  • mikey - 2010-09-01
    I have a male blue -- it killed all of my dwarf gouramis. It really hated the powder blues, which went first. Then the "standard" stripe variety. Seemed to put up with the sunset usually, but at times would start to chase that one into a corner. Today I found the sunset dwarf dead.

    So I'd have to say yes, it will kill your dwarfs if it is chasing them.
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Floating friend - 2010-08-24
Hi there, we have a giant gourami called "G". Who ended up being a girl not a boy. She is about 2-3 years old and is about 50cm long already....
"G" did not like other fish also, but we have put a mirror in her tank, which she loves and now has accepted 3 small kissing gouramis.... she is such a character and loves her food... This is her 3rd tank as she has out grown all of them... tip: if you want your gourami to have tank mates, introduce her to them not the other way... or get a mirrror :-))))

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Jim Coffey - 2010-06-18
I was just wondering if they would do well in a small pond, 4' x 3' x 2' deep, year round. I live in Kentucky and yes it does get below freezing, but the pond does freeze to the bottom. I have goldfish in there and they do fine year round but I was wanting something with more color.

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  • Tammy - 2010-08-02
    No! They need to be 16-28°C/60-82°F (best at 24°C/75°F). Goldfish are cool water fish, whereas Paradise fish are tropical.
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Marlene - 2010-07-23
I started an aquarium about 7 months ago and decided to go with the gouramis. I included in pairs gold, opal, blue neon dwarf and paradise. I find them all fascinating, I never imagined they could be so much fun. I found the paradise (unlike the others) to set himself apart and seems to change moods from happy to depressed, he also changes colors. He will go from a regular blue, red color to almost a clear white and then change to a deep black greyish and then back to normal. This last time he changed from the dark to his regular color, half of his face did not change. He now has on one side of his face only a very dark blackish color. Can anyone tell me if this is normal?

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cindy - 2010-02-22
Our fish is now missing his tail fin. It would appear that one of the other fish in the tank has nibbled it away. Can he regrow it? I have temporarily removed him from the tank.

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  • Buddy - 2010-07-13
    Yes he will regrow it leave him by himself.
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Ester - 2010-06-28
I have just bought 2 kissing gouramis and I don't know if they are male or female. How do I figure it out?

Also will they eat each other?

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