Animal Stories - Honey Gourami


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One established the Honey Gourami is a beautiful fish, and very desirable for a smaller aquarium!
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gary clark - 2010-03-20
I brought 12 of these a few months ago, 6 flame red and 6 honey, the 6 flame red started to deteriorate after about a month, loosing most of their colour to a faint pink, i have since lost all of these apart from 2 (those 2 still very dull and weak) but the 6 yellow honeys couldnt be doing better. 3 are showing vibrant breeding colours and look perfectly healthy. so im not sure if the flame strain is a bit weaker or didnt like my water conditions, but i would deffo recomend the yellow honeys variety, lovley fish though very active and peaceful.

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  • Sherry - 2014-01-21
    I have one adult flame dwarf gourami which is a little territorial. My 2 dwarf honey gouramis hang together and seemed to have paled in their color. I have one royal neon blue dwarf gourami which always comes to glass on tank when I walk up, even when he has already eaten.. He seems to like me. lol. I have 2 young powder blue dwarf gouramis which hang together.All of them are males since the fish store did not keep females. So far no fighting. All eat well and were shy when first added to the tank.
  • Connor - 2014-10-15
    I have one Honey Gourami in my tank and she is a lovely fish and gets on with everyone in the tank. We have a female Gourami in the tank and she sometimes bullies her. We used to have two Honey Gourami's in our tank but one died but we don't know why. But these are lovely fish and I recommend that you have them.
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Alyssa - 2008-05-18
I have had these fish in my 20 gallon tank for a few monthes now, and I have to say, they are by far the best fish I own. Very peaceful, and I have even gotten some fry from them. I will never give them away!

The coolest part, is that my father got them as a birthday present for me.

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  • Eddie - 2014-06-03
    Hi we have just started a tropical tank and we have 2 honey gourami's. This morning the top of the tank is covered with little bubbles, seems like thousands are these their young, if so what do we need to do? I would be grateful of any advice thanks.
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Cassandra May - 2012-03-07
My yellow gourami ate two of my tetras and ate two of my other fishs tails. Any ideas what to do with Sly? (thats the fishs name)? I chased him with the net for a bit when he would bite the others but that only worked for a day. Should i just find a new tank for Sly? any ideas?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-07
    I think it best to move him. Seems to have an appetite for live foods, which is not unusual for a gourami. I'd say he has quite the appetite.
  • Sherry - 2014-01-21
    Is your gourami the regular or dwarf?
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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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kye turnbull - 2013-05-08
my gourami stresses for no reason then acks like its not stressing!

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-05-08
    Gouramis do tend to act stressed easily.  Usually caused by something.  Could be lights or just movement outside the tank.
  • kye turnbull - 2013-05-12
    it is in a tank filled with guppies
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JohnB - 2013-01-30
I have four Red Flame in my 55 gallon and they are always foraging on the Amazon swords. Very soothing to watch. They are also one of the first to the front for feeding time. They are housed with various Tetras, Danios, Barbs and Platies. Hardly never see them interact with each other. Each just busy picking away on the plant.

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ashley barber - 2012-09-19
I've a honey gourami female lies on the bottom of the tank off colour very lathagic. A couple of times we thought it had died. It's been like it for a couple of days now can you help me?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-09-19
    I suggest you test the levels of nitrite, nitrate, and ammonia in your tank. Dwarf gouramis are sensitive to high levels while your other fish probably tolerate this. Do a water change if your levels are high, about 50%, and see if that makes a difference. Also make sure nobody is bullying him. If his tail or fins are nipped, he could be stressed.
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Carmen carney - 2011-11-16
My pet store sells three color gouramis, yellow, gray and white. I own a gray and a yellow. The yellow is very passive and has gotten between bettas to stop a disagreement. The gray is the latest one I got. This one chases the yellow one away from the food. I am going to have to separate them to feed them. I don't understand why this is happening. I have someone who is going to take the gray one as soon as they get their aquarium set up. Is this common of the gray one or is this unique? I want to own one of each color but I am afraid to get another one or even try a white one.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-11-16
    Well, first - every fish has a different personality, just like humans do. So you can't necessarily base whether it will be a bully or not simply on what color gourami you have. Also, there are many different types of gouramis and I am not sure just by what color you say they are what type they actually are. Different gourami types do have somewhat different temperaments.
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aditi - 2011-12-30
Hey, I bought a pair of honey gourami fish...but they seems to lil bit aggressive, as one looks all the way it can harm other...can you tell me what can be the reason?

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Chuck - 2010-12-09
Does anyone know why one of my HG's is spending some time laying on his side and then most of the time he seems to be happily swimming and hanging out with the other HG in the tank? I do not see any signs of illness but it seems to be like he is sleeping and then is okay.

Any ideas on this behavior? I know they are shy but I have never had a fish lay on his side to relax.

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