I have been himming-and-haw'ing about a new tank. Once I figure out where it will go I think I want more gourami's. I used to keep 2 blue gourami's, a dwarf gourami and a male betta in my 5g (It's no wonder they all survived!). This time around I know better to research first.
I have my heart set on blue gourami's. What is the basic requirement for them?If I got a 10g would a pair be okay?
How do I sex them? and what ratio should I do? m/m, f/f, or m/f? *AND how do I know they will get along from the store's tank to mine?
Do they prefer the same water parameters as bettas? And what can go in the tank with them? (shrimp, adf, or snails?)
What temp do they like? I think they're SEAsian so, in the 79-80F range?
Do they like Indian Almond Leaf tanned water?
What kind of diseases or illnesses can they suffer? And what would I need for preventative or reactive care?