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post #11 of 17 Old 02-18-2012, 05:25 PM
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Gouramikeeper83, the size of a 30g is a limiting factor to many of the more common gourami species, so bear that in mind. We have profiles of these species, under the second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. When the name is used the same in posts as in the profile it will shade, example Dwarf Gourami, and you can click it to see that profile. Information on tank sizes, numbers of the fish, and other issues is included in each profile.

In tanks less than 4 feet in length, only one gourami species should be considered. The exception to this is the several very small species (Chocolate, Licorice, Sparkling, etc). Pearl Gourami get largish, so a pair would be it for gourami in a 30g. Males are territorial to other males, and all gourami species males. The dwarf gourami is not a recommended fish unless you know the source, and by this I don't mean the store but the actual breeder. This too is explained in the profile. This may have been the cause for the demise of the other member's fish.

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post #12 of 17 Old 02-27-2012, 11:54 PM
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I actually have a gourami tank and I recommend Kissing gouramis, three spotted gouramis and honey gouramis for the bigger gouramis and dwarf gouramis if you want smaller gouramis
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post #13 of 17 Old 02-28-2012, 12:22 AM
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I actually have a gourami tank and I recommend Kissing gouramis, three spotted gouramis and honey gouramis for the bigger gouramis and dwarf gouramis if you want smaller gouramis
Am a little concerned as to why you are suggesting kissing gouramis to this poster for a small tank. When in another thread you are posting you have to get rid of yours as they grow to big for your tank

This is a 30g tank compared to your 60g gourami tank posted in your tank profile.

30g is the minimum tank these fish need and they do best with similar sized fish. With a 30g tank there is not a lot of room for any similar size fish.

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post #14 of 17 Old 02-28-2012, 11:06 AM
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Are we thinking the same gourami? Kissing Gourami will attain 12 inches and that means a 4-foot tank at minimum, but preferably larger. They certainly won't work in a 30g.

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post #15 of 17 Old 02-28-2012, 06:44 PM
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Pearl gouramis
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post #16 of 17 Old 02-28-2012, 07:08 PM
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Gouramikeeper83, the size of a 30g is a limiting factor to many of the more common gourami species, so bear that in mind. We have profiles of these species, under the second tab from the left in the blue bar across the top of the page. When the name is used the same in posts as in the profile it will shade, example Dwarf Gourami, and you can click it to see that profile. Information on tank sizes, numbers of the fish, and other issues is included in each profile.

In tanks less than 4 feet in length, only one gourami species should be considered. The exception to this is the several very small species (Chocolate, Licorice, Sparkling, etc). Pearl Gourami get largish, so a pair would be it for gourami in a 30g. Males are territorial to other males, and all gourami species males. The dwarf gourami is not a recommended fish unless you know the source, and by this I don't mean the store but the actual breeder. This too is explained in the profile. This may have been the cause for the demise of the other member's fish.

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I agree completely. I believe I got very lucky with my Dwarf Gourami as he is quite healthy. I understand others have not bee so lucky and it might not be worth the risk. This guy might be a cute addition http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/d...cfm?pCatId=999

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post #17 of 17 Old 02-28-2012, 07:59 PM
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I have had good luck with dwarf gouramis at the moment I have 4 three blue and one red and I will be getting more flame reds
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