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post #1 of 5 Old 01-12-2009, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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currents in tanks for gouramis?

I have 4 gouramis in a 20 gallon tank but i use an overpowered 30 gallon filter for it and it creates quite a current...the plecos I know like it but will the gouramis be bothered? if so how do I reduce the current without sacking my filter?

also what is the optimum temperature for a 3 spot gourami?
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post #2 of 5 Old 01-12-2009, 02:44 AM
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22-27 degrees Celsius is fine for the gouramis. Divert the flow towards the glass. Gouramis dwell mostly at the surface so it wouldn't be a good idea to point the flow towards the surface.

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-13-2009, 05:08 PM
I have many gouramis, my flow points just below the surface it causes the swirling of the surface that i feel is necessary to keep the surface clean. I do keep the back still though for thier tranquility. I've seen my fish swim into the flow maybe thier exercising , well it can't hurt.
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-13-2009, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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I put a tall rock that almost sticks out of the water directly into the flow pathway and they all seem to be more active after the current has been dropped so I guess its a plus to eliminate currents for gouramis. before they all only used to shelter in plants and caves to escape the draft
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-14-2009, 05:59 AM
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In my 55 my pink kisser surfs the currents, back and forth and back and forth and back and....

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