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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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The Fish Guy - 2008-12-14
Bettas can be housed with different fish as long as you choose wisely and keep an eye on him/her for a few days. Fin nippers like some rasboras, some tetras, some danios and barbs, especially tiger barbs, should not be housed with males and sometimes females. Angelfish, fancy guppies, black and white skirt tetras, mollies, other labyrinth fish, small fancy goldfish and schools of neon tetras may cause male bettas to flare or attack them because of they might have the right colours or fins, but this is only true for the really aggressive male betta. My betta has all of those fish in his tank and he leaves them unharmed because he's not that aggressive. Females can be housed with all most any other fish but the males are not as easy to put into a community tank, but that does not mean it's impossible. If they are put into a community, the tank must be heated because without their heater they will be an easy target for any fish. They are slower in cold water and not as healthy. One male and one or more females can be housed together if they is enough hiding places and the tank is big enough, but sometimes the male will kill her if given the chance. It is also not impossible to keep more than on male in the tank, but they are best housed with only them self and no other male. I once kept two males together and they were fine. There was no fighting or killing but there was flaring.

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eric - 2008-12-11
I have a blue gourami currently, named babe. She is about 3 months old and has grown at least an inch and a half. It is a very peaceful fish as long as you have a female. She will occasianally chase around my silver dollars and then will follow them around and school with them. Beautiful fish and I recommend it as long as it's nice.

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The Fish Guy - 2008-12-11
I currently have a male veil tail betta in a 2foot, 15 gallon or 60 liter tank (63 actually) with 2 angelfish, 1 dwarf neon gourami, 5 kuhli loaches, 2 cory catfish, 1 black widow tetra fish, 3 goldfish (Shubunkin, comet and a common), 4 guppies, 3 mollies and a tandanus catfish. It is a bit crowded, but I am getting a larger tank. The water is set to 26 C or 78 F. All is well except that one of my angels has turned into a fin nipper and he is being chased around by the other angel. I got my gourami today and my black widow is really interested in him. My betta shows no aggression towards any of my fish. They are truly one of the most beautiful fish. Please keep them in a large enough tank. I'd say that 5 gallons or 20 liters is the absolute minimum for any fish, including bettas. All fish should have a heater in their tank, even goldfish and especially bettas.

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michelle - 2008-12-05
Yes the female builds a bubble- debris nest. I have two in a 75 gallon tank they are the only two things in the tank and they have both built nests at either end of the tank which left me questioning their sex... but they are most definitely both female.

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suckonmelefone - 2008-12-04
Hello all, I have had a pair of betta splendens for about 8 months now. The male is a silver-grey longfin, spikey, and the female is orange with long fins. They recently started breeding but the male keeps eating the eggs. I have them living in a 40ltr aquarium with 6 rummy-nose tetras and 4 julii catfish, heavily planted with silk plants, temps around 27c and slightly acidic. I feed them granules, frozen bloodworms and freeze dried. They love showing off for each other and never found the male to be aggressive towards anyone. Highly recommended to anyone who likes slow and graceful fish in their tank. PS.. this the best site I've seen, keep up the good work and information coming...

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Callum - 2008-11-28
I recently purchased a betta to go in my 20 gallon aquarium. Currently, he is with 5 corydoras catfish and a bristlenose pleco. He is very happy and I found that he is very active. He swims everywhere in the tank and ignores the corydoras. This fish is happiest in at least a 3 gallon (15L) aquarium. I am going to get some type of tetra or danio and if he doesn't bother them, I'll get some different ones.

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