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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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randi - 2008-07-23
I bought two Opaline Gourami several months ago. Being the dork that I am, I named one Peanut Butter and the other Jelly. Jelly died of unknown causes merely days after I got the fish, but Peanut Butter has thrived, and I must say I've gotten rather attached to him. My favorite thing about him is that any time he sees me...and for some reason only me...he will swim over to the edge of the tank and stare at me. I usually point at him and say, "I've already fed you," and he'll follow my finger. I usually feed him twice a day, morning and evening, and he knows when I'm about to feed him because as soon as I pick up his container of food, he'll start watching the surface. He eats rather noisily, loudly smacking as he sucks his food in.

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raj kumar - 2008-07-22
I wonder if the female neon gouramies build nests with bubbles.

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Shaun - 2008-07-17
I bought my son a community of different fish for Christmas, two of everything. I noticed after a month or so that the bigger Gourami was very aggresive and growing at a rapid pace. Suddenly lots of fish started dying off; dragon fish, a tetra and a balla shark. And the gourami got bigger and bigger and the other gourami looked to be getting smaller. Then I noticed that when it came time to feed, the bigger gourami fought the smaller one! Would NOT let him eat! The smaller one had a bent arm and everything! I quickly moved him into my other sons tank where there were only 3 fish. We were just building him a community; there was a puffer, a shark. and a frog. The gourami killed them ALL by morning. Hes was a blue gourami. Be very careful bacause they can be deadly, not peaceful at all. And we lost a lot of money due to his killing spree. Be very careful with them. The other gourami with the bent arm is still very shy, but has picked up weight and is doing much better now.

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Mika - 2008-07-16
I have 4 gourami opaline and they all seem to get along fine. It's so cool though, because whenever I put my hand in to arrange something or check on the plants, they all come up to my hand and rub against it. I can get a few of them to eat flakes out of my hand now. ^,^ I love them!

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SAN - 2008-07-16
I have lots of gouramis but the dwarf gouramis (flame), have females that I call silver ladies. I'm Worried about 1 of them, she has become small mouthed and is feeding less and seems to be sulking. I am wondering what is wrong and how do I sort it.

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John Mark De Vera - 2008-07-12
My Flare (a male siamese fighting fish) has been spawning with pinky (a female siamese fighting fish). After the spawning process, I removed pinky because she will eat the eggs. After several days, I didn't notice that the eggs were hatched, that's why Flare ate the fries and only one survived that night. The next day the fry died. That's what also happen to my other pair named King and Queen (a pair of crown tail). Many survived but the next day the fries died again...

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  • kennita - 2010-04-16
    Don't keep breeding them, it is unheathly.
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