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Kushan - 2010-05-18
How to identify the Red fin giants from the other types of giant gouramis, when they are young? They do not show the red colour when they are young!
And how could we identify the sex of the Giant gourami's.? Is the method of colour intensity work always?

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  • izwan sawall - 2013-07-16
    Compared to common gouramy (O.Gouramy) the body color of young red fin giant gouramis are much darker. They do not have vertical lines that you see on the normal gouramy. Yes they do not get their red until reach to a size of about 6-7 inches. It's very difficult to identify the males and females when they are small. A mature male has intense red on its tail & fins whereas the female does not have intense red colour and the dorsal fin is blunt.
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Nody - 2013-07-05
I have a kissing gourami.

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Animal-World info on Siamese fighting fish
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Mani60C - 2010-02-21
I'm Emmanuel, I have 3 siamese fighting fish. One that is blue red and black, I called him Swish because his colors are sorta smooth and mixed. I have a pink one, my mum called it sweetness but I call it sweet. I have a purple and white one called Rage because he fought with sweet 7 hours straight. He was tired the next morning lol. Swish is ready to breed, his bubble nest is huge. I'm purchasing a female soon so he can breed.

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  • YUKESH - 2010-09-25
    I have yellow red and blue mixed siamese fighting fish i call it as blue buji because it is so bulky.
  • kye turnbull - 2013-03-25
    i love the names! they will breed like crazy!!!!!! although sometimes females never want to bred, its annoying when they do that.
  • Betta lover - 2013-06-05
    Is it necessary to breed a Betta when it is grown. I thinking of not to breed my Betta as it requires more care..pls reply me..
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Betta lover - 2013-06-05
I have a pretty crown tail betta in a 1.5 gal bowl ,I bought him 1 month ago.it is blue , red and purple.it is 3months old when I bought it.. during his 3rd day in my house he got ammonia poisoning disease.. I browsed internet for solutions and finally I decided to change 100% water everyday and adding aquarium salt every time..miracle it really worked.my fish is extremely happy..his colours are vibrant and glowing.his fins are really growing in good pace. I feed him with pellets and egg yolk. its very nutritious and good for its health.pls everyone try this. I used to place a mirror for its exercise just for 15mins. I feed him about 2minutes how much he likes to and 3times a day. pls everyone follow there and make ur fish happy forever. pls do water changes regularly and remove any un eaten food or waste in the aquarium. all the best. any doubts pls comment here.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-05
    So glad to hear you were able to catch the water problem before you lost your beautiful Betta. Now you have a wonderful... and beautiful pet, and will have for a long time I bet:)
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Patrick D. - 2003-08-20
I keep one male and three females in a 29 gal. tank with four blues and four pearls. I also have 2 loaches. They all do just fine and the pearls are easy to breed. The blues nip sometimes but only each other. Pearls are easy to keep and work well with gouramis or other same-sized fish.

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bob - 2010-02-01
hi, I am Bob. I am keeping betta for many years. There are a little problem with feeding when you first buy them. Try to feed them livefoods, especially live bloodworms, mosquito larvae etc. If it is taking prepaired food, then no problem. My betta, which have reddish blue colouring which did'nt take pellets, but insects and meat pieces. If you want a fancy show from your betta, try to keep a mirror in your tank so that your fish can see it. He will inflate it's gillls, and straighten his fins, looking highly magestic. Betta's are curious and intelligent fishes, try to keep caves in the tank and your betta will sometime hide there, even when there are strong currents, to escape fron the currents.

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  • Elana - 2010-04-06
    i never knew they liked mirrors! very cool thanks for adding that
  • ananya roy - 2013-03-11
    Actually the male betta mistakes his own shadow to be another male betta and displays his 'fighting mood'. The inflation of his gills, and straightening of his fins are all displays of his 'fighting strategy' to shoo off the second betta he sees (here it is his own reflection). Also he is not at all amused with a mirror, he sees it as his opponent and gets stressed.
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Animal-World info on Giant Gourami
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Lan Phan - 2008-09-23
Hi everyone this is Lan Phan again and recently in the last 5 months or so I've had a 1600 gallon aquarium that was custom built for me. For the moment my aquarium consist of
7 six-eight inches Jardini Arowanas, 1 four-five inch Redtail Giant Gourami, 1 five inch Albino Giant Gourami, 35 three inch Blood Parrot, 3 four and a half inch Sydontis Catfish, 1 four inch Albino Ruby Red Oscar, 1 four inch Red Tiger Oscar, 8 seven inch Silver Arowanas and 12 five inch Silver Dollars. On top of that I'm running 4 150 gallon
wet/dry filters and 6 UV. My friend also helped me installed an automatic water change feature on my aquarium which allowed me to changed about 15-25% of water every two to three weeks and than it would automatically fill up by itself. Can't wait till my next project hopefully soon. Remember dreams are stretched to the limit as only you it allow it to.

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  • frebs.. - 2010-10-23
    Hi by your description I would like to see a picture of your aquarium,...........
  • JOHN - 2011-08-09
    You have too many aggressive fish in your tank.....Your tank water will get dirty easily and that needs a lot of changing to keep it in prime condition for your fish. You will need a powerful filter/filters to do the job.
  • Shashi - 2013-03-08
    Holy Cow! Outstanding description! I would love to see pics of this! And the automatic water system... a dream come true. I currently have a 180G set up with a Giant Red Tailed Gourami. He was a rescue that had quite a rough start. No fins were left on this poor fish :( Fast forward almost 3 years and he is a beautiful boy. He shares the tank with a typical Plecostemous. Goes towards him to bump him now and then, but never hurts him. I have a nice rocky outcrop with drift wood that houses his 'area' quite nicely. My last Gourami was a Giant Albino. She lived to be over 22 years. I bought her when she was just under the size of a dollar bill. She ended up about 20' when she died. She gave up eating for about a week and I knew it was time. It broke my heart and I waited over a year before I found 'Norbert'. Everyone simply called the female 'Bitchy Fish'... although her name was 'Chessita'. Any how... PICS PLEASE! (if you still have it set up... I realize this was several years ago!)
  • Megan - 2013-03-28
    Hi there, nice to hear there are other giants out there, mine is about seven years old 1.5ft long and current living in a 1000L tank. I am waiting to build a custom made tank for him as he has just travelled 6 hours across across the country in a truck. Very tough fish, wonderful characteristics, he knows my voice and prefers company to view whether it be dogs or humans he loves to watch what you're up to. Not looking forward to the day he passes, anyone know how long they live for?
  • Casey Shigemi - 2013-04-20
    hi, I live in NYC and bought my gouramie when he was silver dollar size and in 10gal tank. I upgraded to 26gal and had wanted to go to 55gal. I didn't know he would get so big and I can't fit anything bigger than a 55gal in my NYC apartment. This gouramie is approximately 18' and only about 2 years old. I had no idea he would get this big and even bigger and live so long. He is beautiful and likes to be pet. I can't take care of him much longer if he is to have a happy life. Any advice on a place or zoo or animal shelter I could donate him to? Please help!
  • Bill - 2013-04-29
    Nice tank! But you have far to many fish for a tank, even one that size.
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Bailey - 2003-09-19
I have 3 male Siamese Fighting Fish. Each of them is kept in their own separate fishbowl with gravel and a plastic plant on the bottom. They are fed 3-4 pellets of Betta Bio- Gold per day. They come right up to the edge of the bowl to be fed. I use a turkey baster to change 1/4 of the water once a week, and do a complete water change with treated, conditioned water once a month. All three fish seem to be extremely healthy, with vibrant colors and long, flowing fins. Each fish is over two years old. They are very clean fish, and one of my favorite to keep as pets.

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Animal-World info on Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami
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Thomas - 2010-03-12
I have a 15 gallon tank, and one blue dwarf and it ate the eyes out of my 3 silver hatchet fish. Any comments on why it might have done this?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-12-23
    They were hungry.
  • samiran roy,india - 2011-08-27
    all fish dont mix. you should probably keep the powder blues with other larger species of gourami such as flame gouramis,three-spot,honey,etc.

  • Anonymous - 2012-05-20
    They are omnivores needing plant and meat based foods might need more protein in diet
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-21
    Gourami's will pick at other fish.
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Animal-World info on Honey Gourami
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michelle - 2003-08-17
I own 1 flame gourami and i am not sure if I like this fish or not. Every where on the net I have read it to be peaceful ect, but that is not true at all mine is the bully of my tank, being very aggressive towards my coral blue gourami and now I have had to keep my little coral blue in a seperation tank to avoid it being picked on, it is a nice fish but I would recomend potential buyers to only get one and not to keep it with other dwarf gourami

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  • Lorenj - 2012-02-23
    Honey gourami is a beautiful little fish. I had a male and female but the poor female was chased relentlessly by the male and I strongly suspect that is the reason I have only one Honey gourami now! Not exactly the peaceful non-aggressive fish its supposed to be. Mind you like all bullies, it's incredibly shy when you approach the tank!
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