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Psi - 2009-03-26
I have a 36 Gallon Tank with 6 Tiger Barbs, One Red Tailed Shark, 1 Golden and 1 Blue Gourami. The Gourami's leave the other fish alone although the Golden Gourami Constantly chases the Blue one around. I'm considering possibly getting another Larger Blue Gourami so its two blues vs. the one aggressive Golden one. Or at the very least I'd hope the Golden Gourami's aggression would then be split between the two blues giving them time to rest. I really feel sorry for my Blue Gourami though.

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rontucker - 2009-03-23
I've got 2 and one lost an eye and swims crooked like its dying, pitiful thing, but he lives on and seems to be doing well.

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Peta - 2009-03-22
I got a browny-red veiltail male betta & 3 Julii Corydoras last week. He's s bit greedy it seems & tries to eat or take the Juliis' food, even after he's been fed! He's even picked up the sinking wafers & tried to carry them away! He's also nipping at them a little & following them around. Apparently he thinks he's in charge! I'll have to try & curb of that behaviour! I'll go mad when he does it. I swear he knows what I'm talking about & may learn to stop that! He's a naughty, one that's for sure! Though the Juliis couldn't give a toss about him, unless he's chasing them, then they swim away.

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Heather - 2009-03-15
To be honest they are not too aggressive with small fish. I just purchased 2 gold Gourami that had been living with a tiny guppy at a pet store for 2 months and took all three of them home about three days ago. They dont even bother the guppy at all, unless it gets too close to them and then they nudge it away with a quick nip. But other than that they have done nothing with it!

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Beth and Bob - 2009-03-11
My fiance and I just recently purchased a pair of kissing gouramis. They started off kissing fairly often and then rubbing on each other, and now one of them has been staying right in this corner and it looks like there's an egg sack under her or something, but I don't know anything about their babies...

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Jennifer - 2009-03-02
I recently acquired 2 golden Gouramis to add some color to my tank of bland silver and black fish. One died days after being introduced to his new home, probably due to stress the poor thing :( . Our remaining gourami is quite the character. He is very shy, but very curious, and all he wants to do is touch the other fish with his feelers. Which is not what the others want, lol. I have him housed in a 56 gallon tank with Two red-tailed tinfoil barbs, 2 Rainbows (Parkinson's rainbow and Australian Rainbow), 2 corydoras (Albino and Pepper) one columbian shark and one very tiny pleco that I'm convinced is part ninja (His hiding skills are top notch). Chester, The gourami, tends to stick around with the Rainbows or be alone. The barbs, although the most docile fish in the tank, seem to scare him a lot, although he has since gotten used to the whole idea. I am thinking of getting a blue gourami to be Chester's friend, but I don't really want him to be bossed around... So I might not buy one after all.

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Anonymous - 2009-03-01
Yes very nice fish. I have kept many of these in pass tanks throughout my life. Although I was reading through an article a few weeks ago and found the dwarf gourami's are prone to a disease which up to now has no cure. I can't think what the exact name of the disease was but over 60% of dwarf gourami's may suffer from it.

Personally, although slightly larger in size, pearl gourami's would be a better option for fish keepers, hardy, active, and pretty. I would choose these over all.

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Jamie - 2009-02-06
Part 2....after I read more on the fish I returned most back to the pet store. These are not schooling fish, they are more like betta and as they get larger (mine were all very young) they will fight each other. Best to only have one in a tank and even then he/she may bully other smaller fish. Some people say a male and two females is a good mix. The thing to remember is they may grow to be 4 inches.

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Paula - 2009-01-30
This is a good site!

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Animal-World info on Opaline Gourami
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Jamie - 2009-01-28
I just purchased a new 30 gallon tank and decided on the opaline gourami. I ended up taking all that were in a small 10 gallon tank at the pet store, about 18 females. Since they already knew each other I have no problems with fighting...I think they are just glad to be in a larger tank. I figure I'll leave them alone and not drop a male in the mix.

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