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post #1 of 7 Old 02-13-2012, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Dwarf gourami in 2.5 gallon filtered and heated aquarium

I have an aggressive dwarf gourami in a 2.5 filtered and heated aquarium. I was wondering how long I can keep him in there.
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-14-2012, 12:01 AM
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Not very long, they need a minimum 10g as they simply don't have the room to swim in a 2.5g tank unless it is a fry basically.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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Not very long, they need a minimum 10g as they simply don't have the room to swim in a 2.5g tank unless it is a fry basically.
So I should as my local pet shop if they can take him? I would put him in my 29 gallon if I didn't already have a halfmoon betta in there. I learned my lesson the hard way with a beautiful purple and white halfmoon betta being ripped to shreds. Also he nips my platy's to the point of ripped fins
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-14-2012, 12:16 AM
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It would be best option and safest for the health of the fish.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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It would be best option and safest for the health of the fish.
I moved the betta out of my community tank and put a few more fake plants in it now he is happy. I haven't seen him nip at my platy's yet
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Hope everything works out for you.

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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Hope everything works out for you.
Lol I hope so too because he is the only fish that makes my tank look perfect
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