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Haeckler - 2010-11-03
I have a male and a female pearl gourami. The male is the king of the tank (20 gallon, planted with crypts, with guppies and kuhli's). Sometimes he goes around just pushing the other fish. He wants the female to stay in one corner behind a plant and frequently escorts her back to that corner, but she's not so afraid of him and comes out whenever he isn't looking!

I think they eat some guppy fry but I've never seen them do it. He is very colorful and she is fat with eggs but so far he isn't building a bubble nest.

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Fat freak josh - 2004-06-07
I have two aquariums, a ten gallon and a thirty gallon. In my thirty gallon I have a five inch plecostomus, four corydoras, two african dwarf frogs, one angelfish, two dwarf pufferfish, one male betta, six freshwater clams (who stay under the gravel though),two fairly small pink kissing gouramis, and one gold gourami. My gold gourami is very territorial, but the only fish it chases are my pink kissing gouramis. The gold gourami, for some reason likes to pick on my pink kissing gouramis and is very aggressive towards them, while it leaves the other fish alone. I think the gold gourami is a very beautiful fish, very active, and is a very nice addition to many aquariums, but it can be slightly aggressive.

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  • Tamara Poteet - 2010-10-30
    I was told I could never put any betta fish with any other fresh water fish because they are fighting fish. In a five gallon tank I have two gold gourami's and two blue gourami's . I am not sure if the blue and gold gouramis are males because it just seems they are constantly chasing each other and they barely get a long they chase my allgi eater. I try to keep the water at 76 degree's. I'm wondering if that is too warm for them? Please let me know. My email is tamara.r.poteet@gmail.com
    please email me if you have any information you can give me to care of my gourami's and in a different tank I have guppies was told they love 80 degree temp but I only have three guppies and 10 new born guppies. I had to put the babies in a a breeder tank in the gourami tank where its warm. but my adult guppies are in a 69 degree temp in a 1 gallon tank. Please help me here and let me know if there is anything I should be doing differently with the fish to keep them alive and healthy.
    Thank you
    Sincerely
    Tamara Poteet
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Devon Chew - 2006-06-15
I had 2 of this fish 3 to 4 months ago. A male and female, Jericho and Pearla. Jericho died a week after I bought them. Pearla is all alone after his death. But after 2 months I had enough money to buy her some Neon Tetra friends. They are doing great, but the tetras and Pearla are never swimming close to each other. She is still alive. 2 of my tetras died.(I had 4 tetras)
She such a strong fish. This is a fish I recommend to keep with tetras, mollies or bottom-dwellers.

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  • Brandon - 2010-06-30
    Are you experienced at keeping fish? Your fish shouldn't be dying like that.
  • Anonymous - 2010-10-29
    i suggest you buy a new male pearl spot or pearla wont be happy
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crystal - 2008-02-28
I have 8 kissing gouramis and they just recently had babies. I moved the baby fry to a separate tank and it's funny to see 2 of the adult gouramis hover over the area where the baby fry "were", as if looking for them. They are also scaring off all the other fish in the tank if they come close to the area the babies were. The two adults have also started kissing now that I've moved the babies. I'm not sure if this is a problem or not. I'd like to find out how long the babies need to stay separate from the other fish.

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  • arka - 2010-10-22
    Really cool.
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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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