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post #11 of 18 Old 11-17-2006, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much, I appreciate your help. It is one small oscar, however. But yeah, I appreciate it!

I hope to send these guys off to somebody who can take care of them, they're really cool fish.
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post #12 of 18 Old 11-18-2006, 01:31 AM
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It was just pointed out to me that you have had these fish in this 30 gallon tank since last August when you first posted about it????
Could you explain please?
The help I was giving was strictly for TEMPORARY purposes, not intended to go beyond a month or 2 at most.

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post #13 of 18 Old 11-18-2006, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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What, no? I just got them the day I posted it..yesterday. It's strictly temporary.
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post #14 of 18 Old 11-18-2006, 03:08 AM
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Ok, thanks for the reply, that was bothering me. Please do your best to rehome these fish properly as soon as possible. You're going to need to do daily water changes of about 10% to keep the water quality in check, but as soon as they go through a growth spurt, this isn't going to help anymore. Also, the minute one of them starts to feel "crowded", they're going to fight, and it can get quite violent. Lots and Lots of decorations to keep them peaceful until you can move them, that will help.

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post #15 of 18 Old 11-18-2006, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
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Okay, cool. It is heavily planted. So far I haven't seen any aggression, other than my Oscar's typical chases that he enjoys, but he's never actually bitten any of them. I wanted to check how aggressive it is in there so I actually have a perfectly healthy feeder goldfish swimming around in there with them, which doesn't help with the bioload, but I'm doing daily 20% water changes, so I figure it's a good way to monitor frustration levels.

I wish there was a way to hang on to this blue one until I finish the tank I'm building (see DIY), but that's going to be at least 1-2 months until it's ready to hold fish, and these fish definitely need to find a new home before that. I found somebody who wants the pink gourami, but I know for a fact he's only got a 10 gallon tank. That's where I'm at now, but I'll keep everybody updated! :D
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post #16 of 18 Old 11-18-2006, 01:52 PM
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Just for information purposes, you can safely tell anyone interested in the pink gourami that it will need at least 55 gallons at this stage, but will need at least 75 gallons by the time it's done growing, and not to crowd it with anything. Keep tank mates semi aggressive, such as barbs... they do well together, as do some of the "larger" rainbow species.
As for the blue gourami, if all you have in the tank is the 1 oscar and the blue gourami, I am confident this could be made to work for a couple of months if you keep up with the water changes and keep them well fed. Watch growth rates so that the oscar doesn't outsize the gourami enough to view it as food, and you should be ok until your other tank is ready, provided it's in the next couple of months.
Good Luck and let me know how it all goes, or if you need any further help.

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post #17 of 18 Old 11-18-2006, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Awesome, great that's good news. The blue one is just so pretty, I've kinda grown attached!

I'm going to my LFS today to see if I can post a flier about the kissing fish. :)
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post #18 of 18 Old 11-18-2006, 01:58 PM
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i have gold witch is a strain of blue. i love mine they have personalitys! :D
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