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post #1 of 8 Old 11-03-2008, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Dwarf gourmamis...more than one

Hi,

I'm setting up a tropical 10 gallon tank. I plan to have 4-6 panda corys on a sand substrate with lots of plants and hiding places.

I would like to get one or two dwarf gouramis. Should I get 1 male, or 2 males, or 1 male and 1 female, or what?

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post #2 of 8 Old 11-03-2008, 04:06 PM
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i think every store sells Colisa Lalias as a couple, cos they too have to buy them as a couple. I must warn u....these fishes are often overbred and often wont last that long, especially the males.

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post #3 of 8 Old 11-05-2008, 03:20 AM
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In the United States, it's a very different situation with dwarf gouramis. I've never seen them sold as pairs, and females are nearly impossible to come by. The males do not get along with one another, and I don't believe a 10g tank is large enough to keep two of them together without a lot of fights breaking out. I would only get one.

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post #4 of 8 Old 11-05-2008, 03:35 PM
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they're nicer as a couple, cos they'll swim side by side

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106 gallon (400 litre) Gourami tank
317 gallon (1200 litre) angelfish tank
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-16-2008, 04:43 PM
well as batman said before, i also never see any dwarf gouramis sold in pairs in the US. Also having 2 dwarf gouramis in a 10 gallon would put u at tank limit. Ive heard of them getting up to 5 inches even though they are dwarf... Also the males are very terrirotrial and they will figh over surface space.
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post #6 of 8 Old 12-16-2008, 06:44 PM
hi, I seem to have good luck with my 5M / 1F, yes wierd i know however no 2 are alike, except for the powder blues and they are so gentle they're coexisting with a blue betta, im laughing too.i have:
2 powder blues
1 dwarf 1 flame dwarf
1 honey dwarf
1 gold/striped w/spots (F) 4.5"
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maybe they don't tuff because theres no females.
chocolate gouramis are nice, good in pairs but hard to keep. I'm setting up a breeding tank for a pair.if i were you i'd do a fav pair you'll be able to get a couple other fish too.good luck let all know what you get.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-17-2008, 02:03 AM
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I've never heard of or seen a dwarf gourami get 5" long. The biggest I've seen was maybe half that size.

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post #8 of 8 Old 12-19-2008, 06:38 PM
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I've never heard of or seen a dwarf gourami get 5" long. The biggest I've seen was maybe half that size.
Well batman i'll let you know if she gets any bigger, shes 9months or so , so if it were a standard i think shed be even bigger right? we'll see
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