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Nicole - 2010-03-20
I've had my Betta for two years now, but from what I know, they are usually sold at one year or older, so I'm assuming my male Betta is three. He has long fins on top and on the bottom of his body that are a sort of metallic purple streaked with a kind of magenta. He has small purple fins on the sides and his scales are light pink with a few purple ones. His name is Aragon, because of my favorite book, Eragon. He has lived longer than I thought he would, outlasting my brother's fish who lived for six months after he received his blue Betta. I've just kept him in small tank that holds just about one or two gallons of water I think. I feed him three pellets a day, and he still lives! He doesn't require much care, other than cleaning his tank once every two weeks. He is good for beginners, him being my first fish.

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joyce - 2010-03-01
I have just inherited 2 adult kissing gouramis and they were placed in water not treated. I went to the pet store and the sales person said I needed 30 gold fish to treat the tank. The tank is now cloudy and several of the gold fish have died and my gouramis are swimming at the bottom and do not seem to be eating. I am not happy and would like to have the situation fixed asap. Please help me.

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  • Amy - 2010-03-08
    Im not sure if you mean a whole new tank setup by water not treated. Generally goldfish make alot of wastes. If you have goldfish I was told they should be alone and never use them for cycling a new tank. They also don't need the tank temp as warm as the Gouramis do. How big is this tank and is it a brand new set up? If I were you i'd take the goldfish back to the fish store. Read about changing the water in your tank. I'd leave the gouramis in that tank alone. Do a partial water change. Feed the fish sparingly. Also get a Freshwater test kit and test your tank. My guess is it is a new tank and its going through cycling. There is not much you can do when it is cycling but feeding the fish sparingly, doing partial water changes. When you do the water changes try not to disturb the rocks at the bottom of the tank. That is where all the bacterial grows that the tank needs to function properly. Just skim over the rocks but don't move them about. Also the filter pad shouldn't be changed for a long time. IF you need you can rinse the filter pad in the water that you remove from the tank but that also hold the beneficial bacteria for the tank. Hope this helps you in some ways. Try a different fish store..seems you were given some wrong info. Or call a local pet smart or petco for some help over the phone.
  • Anonymous - 2010-04-22
    You should NOT have 30 goldfish unless you have a huge pond or something. That will make the pH drop like crazy; hence all the dying fish.
  • Panda - 2010-04-28
    From what I understand Goldfish are not good to have with other fish. Gold fish are very dirty and can poison other fish.

    I'd take the goldfish out, clean the tank, and if the water needs to be treated get some water treater (stuff you pour in the water).
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zack - 2009-01-02
Yesterday (new years day 2009)I bought a rainbow shark, 2 tetra serpae and a gourami opaline. I already had a lonely guppy so I thought I would buy some. I put them all in a 10 gallon tank with plants and a ship. My rainbow shark loves the pirate ship, all he does is going in to the left side of it then comes out the other side. Anyways the petco people said, "these fish won't hurt your guppy." My guppy was a little scared at first then adventured down in to the bottom to the ship. not the smartist idea for him because I feed them. Then I saw he wasn't out, so I turned the light off. Then went to bed for 2 minutes, got up and looked at my guppy, because he was out. His whole back fin was all bit up and now this morning he is dead. I want to know what fish bit his tail. Is it the gourami fish?

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  • gary - 2010-03-07
    aww poor thing lol, most likely the gourami or the shark, both of these can be quite aggresive, especially for a tiny lone guppy,try a female pearl gourami or personally i think honey gouramis are best. I have also leant the hard way i used to just go by what they say at the pet shop, but trust me dont. they really have no idea what they are talking about, half the fish that they say are community fish are not. the best thing to do is research what fish you are going to get before you get them, i know it sounds long to do, but just go to the shop, note down a few fish that you like, come back and research them and find out the friendliest ones, then go buy them. personally id use a 20 gallon for a gourami of that size, most people dont give a shit about cheap little fish, but i do lol,anyway sorry this has been so long lol but hope it helped!
  • Anonymous - 2010-04-20
    My opaline did the same thing to my female betta. Then I moved my male in since she needed to be in the other tank, which the male was in, he bit him up too. The female died a couple of days after and so did my male. The opaline doesn't bother the false Siamese algae eater, zebra danio, or my harlequin rasbora. Whoever reads that these fish are compatible with betta fish should not take their chances. It is most likely the gourami in your case since they can be aggressive to colorful and/or long-finned fish such as guppies.
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mei-ling - 2010-03-07
how do u know if ur fish is not well my fish is a baby and he sits in one spot allday im worried

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melissa girling - 2005-12-30
i have had a few problems with one of my balloon kissers, it is as if its being very protective of the other but it keeps attacking my other fish (siamise fighter male and my dwarf female gourami), it has gotten so bad that it has actually sucked a chunk out of the side of one of my other fish! i dont know what to do with it other than return it to the shop where i got it from as i cannot risk it attacking any of my other fish.
melissa u.k

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  • Robert - 2010-03-04
    It's not a great idea to put a siamese fighter in with gouramis because they tend to nip at their long fins. The second problem is kissing gouramis tend to be semi-aggressive and dwarf gouramis aren`t, so the dwarf could get hurt.
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JJW - 2010-02-28
I got my honeycomb gouramis on 27.2.10. They are beautiful fish to go with a variety of fish. They are so friendly.

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newfish in the tank - 2009-03-18
Hi! I just bought a crown tailed fighting fish. It is terribly depressed. when i looked for help i got a bit confused because some say they need 5+ gallon/20L tanks though other sight say that they prefer smaller tanks? Can some one who has had this problem please tell me what they did when this happened to them? Thx

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  • Brianna - 2010-02-25
    Bettas do great in bigger tanks. 5+. The bare minimum is 3 gallons. Most petstores hire undereducated employees and they say they like smaller spaces. They are said to be 'puddle fish' when they love to swim. They become depressed in a smaller tank. Remember when you bought him in that little plastic cup? How he just sat there on the bottom with his fins down. That's a depressed fishy. My betta Abstract is over 7 and has been moved to a 120+ tank with a few other fish. He is living happily.
  • PJ - 2010-03-18
    Dear "newfish in the tank",
    When you first buy bettas they tend to be either curious or deppressed but aftter a couple of days they will calm down.Also, admire him from a distance.I suggest you stick with a 5 gallon tank or keep it in a bowl. Spaking from experience of breeding and keeping them for a long time.

    Sincearly,
    P>J
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Collin - 2009-12-02
I have hade my betta fish for 2 years and about 3 months. He lives in a 2 gallon container and is curently OK. I named him Purple (cuz he is purple.) and just yesturday I saw my betta very pale. I cleaned out his container and kept him in the sink. I cried (he means alot to me). Curently he is healing and I hope he will be as healthy as he has been these last 2 years!

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  • sharon - 2010-02-20
    Is purple still alive?
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craig - 2010-02-17
i have a 3 spotted blue gourami with about 6 other fish and today I just added an angel fish. The blue seems to be aggressive only to the angel fish by nipping at his fins. What should I do?

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  • pie - 2010-04-06
    You should separate them. If the angel fish keeps biting the male gourami fish, sooner or later that fish will die or his fins will tear.
  • prashant pushkar - 2010-04-10
    That's because your gourami is male and he doesn't want any other male in his region. Replace the angel fish.
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Raymond - 2010-02-08
Just bought Two Gold Gouramis and brought them home two days ago. BIG mistake on my part for not observing them for awhile before buying. I'm not sure what sex they are, but one is a darker orange then the other one. Yesterday, I noticed the darker one chasing and nipping at the other lighter one, both gouramis are about equal size as well. Anyways the other one would go and hide, or not move at all at the bottom of the tank. Anyways, this morning, the lighter one was dead. I'll have to wait and see if the darker one goes after any of the other fish, so far it hasn't.

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