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Andy - 2009-04-23
I've had my betta for almost a year now and I'm happy to say that he is alive and well. I rescued him from WalMart in June of '08 because I wanted to try keeping an aquarium again since when I was a kid it had been a disaster. When I got there, all the other bettas looked sickly and did not look like I would be able to save them. But then, after looking for a couple of minutes, I saw my betta and he looked like a fighter! He was cramped in this little cup but still looked like he was determined to stay alive and not die there, so I took him home and gave him a name deserving of his fighting spirit; Guerrero. He was in a one gallon tank for a while, but now lives in a 2.5 gallon tank all by himself. He looks really happy and his fins and colors have recovered from his ordeal and now every morning I check up on him and am proud to have met the little guy!

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kat - 2009-04-21
I've recently become an avid aquariust and it was love at first sight with gouramis. My first pair were Flame Red Dwarfs then added a pair of Powder Blue Dwarfs. There was a bit of nudging at first but it now looks more like games of tag and they get along just fine. Recent additions are a pair of Blue Gouramis (Three-spot) a pleco, emerald cory cats and leopard cory cats. They make a beautiful, colorful scene to watch and each have distinct personalities while co-existing peacefully. In a seperate tank I have a pair of Gold Gouramis. They are constantly bickering back and forth and "kiss" while shoving each other around the tank. One female, one male. I thought perhaps another pair of fish would lighten their mood so I introduced a pair of Pearl Gouramis and a Clown Pleco. Hah! I no sooner had put the Pearls in and had to remove and transfer them to the larger tank. The Gold Gouramis were very aggressive/belligerent towards the Pearls. It was like watching a wrestling match when they are thrown upon the ropes! I'm thinking when the Pearls are all grown up I'll let them have a re-match...or perhaps their larger Blue cousins would like to have a few minutes go at the Golds. The Golds are beautiful but also seem to have a more "boisterous" attitude. I would incorporate with caution.

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Gemma - 2009-03-29
I have recently bought 2 kissing gourami's, and just before 2 blue ones, which are doing fine. One of the blue gourami's is very big and I found some eggs under my pump, but they didn't last long. I have also gotten 10 young fry from my molly's which are all swimming around the tank with the other fish and that take no notice of the others. Even at feeding they share the food.

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Jillian - 2009-03-28
Since I was little my house has always had a betta in it. As of right now there are two, mine and my mothers. I have to tell you, my betta Senior Pescado, is one of the best fish I've ever owned. I bought him in the fall of 2005 and he's never been better. I had him in a small bowl when I first bought him, but have upgraded 5 times since then. He's much larger than other bettas I've had or seen. Soon he'll be celebrating his 4th birthday with me and I still can't believe he's here and so alive and happy!

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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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