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post #1 of 3 Old 04-13-2011, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
Chocolate gourami with Discus?

Would this combo work? I came across 3 chocolate gouramis at my lfs and put money down on them so they would hold them for me. I just wanted to double check with you guys first before I go ahead and bring them home. Thanks

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post #2 of 3 Old 04-15-2011, 12:11 AM
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Chocolate Gouramis get at the most 2.5" long, the two I have are at about 1.5". I'm not to sure if the gourami's would do well with the discus (especially if the discus get large), it would probably be better to have them in their own tank if possible.
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post #3 of 3 Old 04-15-2011, 06:00 PM
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I would not mix Chocolate Gourami with Discus. I have (twice) had CG and both times lost them after a few months to skin problems. They spawned several times too, and I raised several fry. But they are notorious for coming down with skin diseases. They are very, very sensitive fish, and require very good water.

As of course do discus, but I would say discus are more tolerant of minor issues. With CG in the tank, there might be more issues with the discus than without the CG. Given the significant high cost of good discus, risking them is not worth it.

CG deserve their own space. If ever I acquire them again, it will be in a species tank.

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