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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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luqmanul hakim - 2010-06-05
In last 4 years till now I've been breeding the famous Siamese fighting fishes
I've thinking if the fry are hatched and guarded by the male and then after 5 days the male is moved to another places. The question is what kind of foods that increase in fish grows?
Besides that I've also have 3 big Siamese fighting fishes, humugousaur is the first male siamese fighting fish, he've been my pet for 4 years, big chill is the yellowish betta's, as the second, and the last, is horus a red black colored betta he is the most aggressive pet that I've ever had.

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Jwatz - 2010-05-19
I got two of these a week ago, and they are so full of beauty and personality. I had a laser pointer and I was using it to play with my cat, but when I shined it by the tank one of the paradise fish chased it! Now I play with him using it too!

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Jessica - 2010-05-16
Why is my kissing fish turning spotted orange?

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janaka - 2010-05-14
Predators of kissing guorami's?

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