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post #1 of 8 Old 02-27-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Question Gourami Care

I have six gouramis, 2 kissing gouramis, 3 cobalt blue dwarf gouramis, 1 flame red gourami. I am planning on getting more, but I was wondering whether there are species of gouramis that cant mix, the dwarfs fight a lot but they arent very vicious.
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-27-2012, 11:28 PM
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Gouramis dont really tend to get along at all. There are few that should be kept together. If your gourami are still young they may not be comfortable making a move, as the mature I would expect something to strike and then all hell will break loose.
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post #3 of 8 Old 02-29-2012, 11:32 AM
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Agree. I just posted in your other thread on the kissing gourami, referring you to the profiles, they will explain things. Feel free to ask any questions from that.

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At the moment I have some adult dwarf gouramuis and they behave perfectly fine
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At the moment I have some adult dwarf gouramuis and they behave perfectly fine
They may be females. It is the male gourami that is territorial and can be aggressive to other male gourami, and sometimes to females.

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No they are males, they are all males, not sure about the kissing though
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No they are males, they are all males, not sure about the kissing though
What is the tank size? We've already determined the Kissing is trouble waiting to happen, in that other thread, and I believe you are getting rid of them which is good.

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post #8 of 8 Old 02-29-2012, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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yea, I will surely miss them but i will have to do some measurements.
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