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Shez - 2008-11-17
Betta's can be housed with other fish as long as he and the other fish can get away from each other. In my tank I used to have 2 Chinese algae eaters, an angelfish and a male veil tail Betta. Now I have the same veil tail betta and angelfish along with a kuhli loach, a large white/black skirt tetra, 2 male mollies, a pregnant female molly and a cory cat. They live fine together in 25 C (77 F) water. The betta usually flares up at the angel and the tetra and he is they top dog in the tank even though he is not the biggest fish.

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Anonymous - 2008-11-14
Hi people. I've been keeping fish 40 years and I've kept most of what's out there. Now
I can tell you these fish are not all that they appear. The one I had the longest, pinky we called him, was a very aggresive and nasty fish. We had to put ours in my friends tank while we decorated the room. I got a call an hour later, he had killed their oscar and was bashing their big red devil. When I got there it was almost dead and all the other fish were up one end of the tank. But we loved him, and it ate anything. An internal muck sucking filter combined with a good sump filter is the best. Have fun, I found them great. mark

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Shez - 2008-11-12
I have had bettas in the past, usually in a small cold water tank that is no hotter than 18 C (64 F), and usually in a 1-8 liter(2 gallons) tank, and all of them looked unhappy. Now I have a veil tail betta in a 28 liter (7 gallon) tank along with an angelfish. The water is set to 26 C (78 F). He and the angel get along swimmingly but sometimes he will flare at the angel but not attack it. He is happily swimming around healthily in his 28 liter tank. I strongly recommend that bettas should be kept in at least 16 liters (4 gallons) and have a temperature range from 24-30 C (76-86 F) to be healthy. They can be kept in cold water but in temperatures under 24 C they won't swim around as much, they won't eat as much, and they are more likely become sick. They should have plants, flake or live foods, and ornaments.

Shez

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Callum - 2008-11-12
These fish have a great personality!

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jon - 2008-10-01
My betta looks like the very first pic you have at the top of the page! He's so awesome!

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Kurt van Wyk - 2008-08-15
My brother has 2 of these guys in our comunity tank and they are not aggressive towards our other fish, despite their being the largest fish in the tank.

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eric - 2008-08-14
I had a male and female dwarf gourami for 7 months until they both died mysteriously. My female died when I was in florida and I came back tp see her body on the ground with lots of holes. The male died the dumbest way, he swam up next to my filter tube and a plant, got stuck and died. I miss them a lot and am hoping to get some more soon, and maybe even a three spotted gourami.

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Lauren - 2008-08-12
I have had gouramies for around 4-5 years now and i still have one female from the start. They are very hardy to water conditions and i found my oldest gourami very peaceful!
I have her now in a community tank with mollies, platly, swordtail, one large plec, 2 pairs of cichlids and 3 types of tetras.
She has been alone for a long time as the male died a year ago so i bought a blue 3 spot gourami and hes a beauty. So after a while i bought 2 more qouramies of different species and all looking fine.

I have managed to breed all my live breeders with my Gourami in the tank and never had a problem with them getting eaten as i have plenty of floatong plants for hiding and also succeeded in breeding my cichlids so im looking forward to my gourami as she is now pregnant.

So i would recommend gourami for starters. I also notice a lot of buyers go for the small and sweet tank mates but really i always go for the mid age looking fish that have had a start in life which i find helps.

so hope my experience will help others!!
but really i think its whats the fish's personality more than anything and of course if they are kept in good condition.

AND.....for you interested in having a aquarium of your own! dont give up when you fish get sick, ask your local aquarium shop for help as the good ones will do you a free water test there and then and tell you what you need to do!

Problem i had was salt! Its expensive in aquarium shops for a little box of it but i just go down to my local food store and buy sea salt thats of course 100% with no rubbish added which was much cheaper!


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Abi Sufian - 2008-08-04
I newly bought my giant gourami. She was smaller in 5 inches. I feed them koi and goldfish pellet. When giant gourami grow to be adult they like to live in green water. You are no need to change water and feed them just little. They will eat algae.
Juveniles like to eat live food, but when they grow to adulthood they love to eat vegetation. They will grow large, maximum is 4 feet to 5 feet.

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Sami - 2008-07-30
I have had many fish. Last year a tragic accident happened to my Pearl Gouramis. One died of a terrible disease and the other was trying to keep the babies safe, but also died by fighting a betta. We had seven surviving babies and it's been four months and suprisingly they already have babies!

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