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Garrett - 2005-10-23
I have 1 Gold Gourami, 1 chinese algae eater, 2 tetras, 1 black ruby barb, 1 green tiger barb, 1 african dwarf frog and i just got an opaline gourami and they are getting along fine.

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George Serna - 2005-10-17
the gold gourami and the blue gourami can breed together.

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Regina Robinson - 2005-10-09
About one year ago I purchased two small bluegouramies. Up until three weeks ago they were pretty healthy. They grew very large; as I have them in a 55 gallon aquarium with two plecos spinocis(sorry about the spelling), a black one and a chocolaty chip one, a very large fancytailed goldfish, a medium-sized comet goldfish, and one large albino catfish. For some unknown reason one of the gouramies has lost its skin and fins. It died last night when I put it in a ten gallon medicine tank. Needless to say after reading the comments and information on this site, I will not be buying anymore gouramies.

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Kadeem Daley - 2005-09-29
So far I have had three gold gouramis and one blue gourami in a 20 gallon tank. The "originals" as I call them, are one female gold gourami and one male blue gourami. they get along just fine but I can never add a new fish to the tank! i always find them dead within 3 hours. i think it is the female doing this because i recently found the male belly up in the tank. Gee, i hope she isn't homocidal!

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Patty - 2005-09-28
i have had a male blue gourami for a month now (3-4 in). he has harrassed to death three females (blues) and eaten my neons (12), yet i forgive him, he is so beautiful! i just have had to give him the run of the tank...funny thing is, now that the females are gone, he seems depressed (there is a man for you! Lol!) he is an interactive fish, zipping to the front of the tank whenever he sees me come close...i hope to one day find a female large enough to keep him in line! :) wonderful for anyone who finds the oscar to get too big.

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Maggie - 2005-09-22
YOU HAVE TO OWN A BETTA TO KNOW WHAT A WONDERFUL PET THEY ARE. THEY ASK FOR VERY LITTLE - A GLASS BOWL, CLEAN WATER AND A PELLET OR TWO. THIS ELEGANT LITTLE FISH IS A TREASURE!

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Amber - 2005-09-18
well i think i beat you with my betta living the longest...ive had him for 5 years and hes still going. he lives in a dual bettahex with another betta and he has outlived 4 of the bettas living next to him in the same tank. he is amazing.

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GouraMitzi - 2005-09-14
I had 3 powder blue dwarf gouramis originally in my 26-gallon tank with 6 neon tetras and 1 albino pleco. I wanted to put in females, too, but my local fish store told me that their supplier euthanizes all the females and therefore I can't get them. Anyway, there definitely was a "nipping" order among the three. One dominant "alpha" gourami is of a feisty character and comes up to the front and top of the tank whenever I come in the room. He even lets me "pet" him!!!- LOL :D Even though he's a bully, I like him a lot for his big personality in a little body. The other two, less dominant ones, were eventually moved to different tanks because they just didn't look nearly as good as the bully one. One of them is doing fine in a 36-gallon community tank. He seems very content and happy. The third one, unfortunately, came down with a weird internal illness and I had to euthanize him. Such a shame since these are such beautiful fish.

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GouraMitzi - 2005-09-14
Hi. I have 2 blue gouramis (both about 3 inches), 6 neon tetras, 1 powder blue dwarf gourami (2 inches)and 1 albino plecostomus (only 2 inches) in a 26-gallon tank. I see the male blue gourami chasing the female a lot, but my tank is heavily planted with plastic plants, so she is fine with no torn fins or visible injuries. The blue gourami male leaves all the other fish alone, but chases my feisty dwarf gourami occasionally. The blue gouramis love blanched spinatch leaves and peas (without skin) I give them. I have only had the blue gouramis for over a week now, but the female started looking plump and the male's color has intensified. I also see him trying to blow bubbles at the surface of the water. I am thinkng about getting the tank(water level, temperature, floating plants, etc.) ready for possible spawning. :) I love these fish!

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John & Julie - 2005-09-10
we got 2 red flame honey gouramis with bunch of different kinds of fish. oh my god, they are pretty strong. Only these gouramis survived while all the rest of fish have died. They are aggressive, too, but we would like to call them "active." They are huge glutons, too. We got two corys afterwards, but these gouramis eat everything whenever we feed them, so those poor corys are starving! But we love our gouramis, they are so cute, they swim around between rocks and plants, any small cracks they found. They seem to be very curious creatures, and they are never afraid of us, rather like us, while our corys get frightened when we approach to a tank. omg poor corys~

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