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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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Luann Cox - 2009-01-03
I just bought a gold gourami for my 35 gal tank. My blue paradise gourami constantly chases the gold gourami (female) to the point where she's always hiding. The other tank occupants are 6 angels, 6 tiger barbs, 1 red fin shark, 1 lep fasciatus, 1 pleco 4 zebra danios. My only concern are the gouramis.

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  • Jessica Berlin - 2010-03-30
    Mine are doing the same thing. Only with mine, they came home together from the same tank and just recently just started fighting. The female is always in hiding and only comes out if I have the male secluded. Does anyone know if this is just a breeding thing, or if I should be concerned? I just don't want him to kill her, and I am trying to educate myself on what is going on. Anyone with any ideas please let me know.
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Summer - 2009-01-03
I bought an orange gourami and then I bought a blue one. The orange one was acting different to the new fish that I had got. The orange one was nipping at the blue one's tail. It also was showing itself diagonal to the blue one. I don't know if they were both males or the orange one was a female and the blue one is the female but I guess they were both males. So I took the blue one back to petsmart. I want to get a gourami that is blue but I am afraid it will not fit in with the orange gourami.

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Stasi - 2008-12-30
I recently bought two Dwarf Flame Gouarmis, and they are both doing exceptionally well. One thing I have noticed, though, is that Oscar (one of my fish) has been nippy and mean to my second gouarmi, Ince. They are both males, and I'm not sure why they are having this issue. They both get quite enough food, and they have more then enough space. Right now they are the only fish living in my ten gallon aquarium.

I would recommend these fish to anyone who has the space for these fish. They are beautiful additions to any aquarium.

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