Animal Stories - Platinum Gourami

Animal-World Information about: Platinum Gourami

The Platinum Gourami shares the durability of the all varieties of Three-spot Gourmi but has an extra delicateness in its appearance!
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Jamie - 2014-07-01
MY female platinum Gourami keeps picking on my male golden Gourami. I don't know what to do to stop this, help?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Gouramis are very territorial, and will often fight with each other. This is especially true when you have only two. Three work much better, so try adding a third. Also provide many hiding places with plants that reach up to the surface, so they aren't always in each others faces. Some folks even suggest water changes and mixing up the food you offer, but I'm not familiar with whether these will work or not.
J.stephen - 2012-04-22
Hi, I am having a pair of platinum gourami. In those two, in recent days I found the male is not in normal mode. He is always staying in the bottom like a sunken ship. I also found red spots across his body. What is that? Any medical help?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-22
    Could be bacterial or parasite infection. Check ammonia nitrates and nitrite levels.
Stephen - 2012-01-21
I am having two platinum gaurami. (male and female). Both are very healthy and male is very large and ruling the whole tank. One day in morning i found the male moving forth and back(its like dancing). And also i found some bubbles(not more) on the top of the tank. But the male is not near to it.(bubbles is in one corner and the fish is in another corner). I taught its ready for breeding. Then i decided if i kept this two fish in tank, other tank mates will eat the eggs. So before spawning i removed the two gaurami from the tank and kept in cemented tank in our garden around 30cm depth and water is around 12cm depth. But later i understand the nest is already built by male. I think I had done a worng thing. Will the male again built the nest for to spawn or how long it may take to built the next nest?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-01-22
    Not sure how long it will take to build another nest, but if it is in spawning condition it will. If they are healthy and content, they will actively build bubble nests.
  • Stephen - 2012-01-23
    Thank you mam for your reply. Nowadays they (both male and female) resting on bottom for most of their time. Only they coming to top of tank for to take oxygen and food. But they are very active while eating thier food. They are around 3 inches and 5 inches long. Is it s a good sign. I even cleaned my tank. But same result.