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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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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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spencer - 2009-01-27
I have a 60 gallon tank, three diamond tetra, three long finned gold barbs, Three Striata loaches, four mixed cory, two crabs and a pleco. I added a Opaline and Green Gourami. The Opaline is almost an inch bigger and get attacked every ten seconds by the other. I tried adding more plants and some decor to hid. But no use. So today I put him in a lonely 10 gallon tank. The Opaline is now very much darker in color, and seems lost with out the bully, while the other just looks at me like.. you jerk. lol

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Lacey - 2009-01-07
I had the same problem with my orange Gourami who was acting normal until I added two angelfish to my tank. One of my angelfish died, but one still lived and now all of my fish get along and stopped nipping each other. I just thought maybe since they are semi-aggresive fish that it was just natural behavior toward each other.

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Meg - 2009-01-06
I have a male opaline gourami housed with several other types of gourami's, and he has become the bully of the tank. He has put bite marks all over one of my cute little dwarf gourami's and he keeps everyone hid in the corner of a 40 gallon aquarium. I have a female also that is very peaceful. I am thinking of tanking him back to the pet store if they will take him. He is a beautiful fish but a big bully.

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