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Animal-World info on Neon Blue Dwarf Gourami
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Dianne - 2006-03-19
I just bought my first Neon Blue Dwarf Gourami! He appears tiny next to my two Moonlight Gouramis! So far, the Moonlight's have checked the Neon out with their long graceful "feelers", but haven't shown any aggresion (yet) and I hope never do. Now I'm considering adding a female Neon.
I have a 40 gallon with three small schools - Rummy Nose Tetras, Rasboras and Glo-Lites, the two Moonlights and the Neon!
The tank is beautiful!

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Animal-World info on Pearl Gourami
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ruth salles - 2006-03-16
I just purchased a male and female pearl gourami and by god, they are two of the coolest fish I've ever had. The female is so friendly and curious. I swear she knows me because every time I approach the tank or open it to feed them, she is right there at the surface. She lets me run my finger along her sides and comes back beggin for more. the male is a little less social, but he sure does protect the heck out of her. At first I thought he was nipping at her and irritating her, but I have since realized that if fish could fall in love these two most certainly are! I definately recommend this species because they are very friendly and they do not bother other fish, whatsoever. On top of all of this, they are really really really pretty.

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Animal-World info on Gold Gourami
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Joe M. - 2006-03-12
I have a blue gorami, and am reading all over the net that they are relativly dossile, and mix with angelfish. That is a joke. My gourami goes after any new fish that I put in the tank, I have plenty of plants for them to hide behind, however it is always attacking. I think that my best bet is to get rid of it... however I don't know how... I doubt the pet store would take it back (i don't even want a refund) and I don't have the heart to kill it.. but I like my angel fish much better.

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Animal-World info on Opaline Gourami
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fishie billie - 2006-03-11
We put 2 opaline gouramis in our tank of community fish - bad idea! Fishman told us they would probably eat really small fish - we have good sized platties, guppies, rainbows, danios, tetras. After 2 weeks the opaline gouramies went in to killer mode, wiping out our guppy fish and attacking our platties. Had to be removed before they wiped our tank completely. Beautiful but DEADLY! If you decide to include them in your tank of civilised fish, be prepared!

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Animal-World info on Blue Gourami
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Emily Lawley - 2006-03-05
I have had a Blue Gourami for a few months now with various Tertas, a Clown Loach, and a Catfish. Everyone got along great, until 2 days ago when I purchased a Gold Gourami. He flipped out, chasing the Gold Gourami for hours. I guess he's upset that he's not the big man of the tank anymore.

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Amanda - 2006-02-17
Bettas are very smart fish if cared for the correct way! If your fish is at the bottom of his tank fins clamped to him looking ill you may want to invest in a heating pad! 25 watt for anything smaller than 5 gallons! They are still TROPICAL FISH! They are not hardy goldfish! Also beware sharp items in the tank you don't want to shred the fins! Bettas are the best fish because they interact with you and have a personality! For example my fish Sharkbait gives me looks like you think Im going to eat that or he wiggles around for food. He also nuzzles around for left over food! if your fish seems board try putting a mirror in he will have fun flaring at himself! Dont do this for the whole day or you will tire him out when you take the mirror out he feels he has scarred away the intruder!! Oh and some fish get way stressed out by this so watch you fish for sighns of unhappiness! remember keep your fish stimulated you would want to do something new sometimes!

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erin gilmer - 2006-02-16
I think betta fish are really cool!

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Animal-World info on Dwarf Gourami
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jerry jenkins - 2006-02-16
I just really started getting into buying fish for my 50 gallon tank and i got a few dwarf gourami and they dont hide at all. they just see their reflection on the side of the tank and follow it up and down all day. the hair like fins on the bottom of the fish will point strait out and touch other fish as if they are curious of other tank mates, like my red bellied pacus. the dwarf gourami are very colorful and bring alot of life to the tank for such small fish.

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Animal-World info on Blue Gourami
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Liz - 2006-02-05
I just got a 10 gallon fish tank not long ago and i have 3 small tiger barbs, 2 guppies (male&female), 2 rosy barbs, & 2 emerald green corys. today i rescued a medium sized blue gourami from a large tank, that was getting beaten up and its tail almost nipped away! poor thing! even though everyone says these fish are so aggressive it seems like this one isnt at all (just from today)! it hasnt really bothered with any of the other small fish and they seem to be getting along great. i hope it continues to be like this! (maybe the gourami learned his lesson)

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Animal-World info on Pearl Gourami
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Brendan - 2006-02-04
I have four pearl gouramis and at first they hid whenever you looked at them. Then after a while they got used to the tank and swam around exploring everywhere and were always the first for food. Then I Bought a golden Severum and since them the two males always hide and the females sort of do. i think the severum bullies them a bit and they are scared of him

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