gourami's - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 09-20-2007, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
gourami's

hi all! i currently have 6 gourami's (gold, blue, giant, paradise, dwarf and sunset). things are going very well. the gold is a bit fiesty but nothing too serious. the giant that i have is small and doesnt look like any other giants i have seen because i have heard they get about 12'' long, and it said at the store they get only about 3''. could it not be a giant? any advice people have about gourami's is always welcome, i'm knew at this! thank you!
fishies1018 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to fishies1018 For This Useful Post:
gouramiowner1 (11-23-2011)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 09-20-2007, 01:29 PM
Member
 
Gump's Avatar
 
Giants will get to two feet with out problem given proper care. If you have a picture that would be great for an id. Also look up kissing gourami.
Gump is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 09-20-2007, 03:17 PM
New Member
 
chayse's Avatar
 
Keep an eye on your blue. Those guys frequently get more aggressive with age. Mine killed my platinum, opaline and gold before I managed to move him. Hopefully, you'll have better luck with yours. :)

~"We don't bite, and neither do our pets. Well... You might want to keep your fingers out of the fish tank."~
chayse is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 09-20-2007, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
i will try and get a picture when i can. my camera doesnt work too well. i really want to know what he is.
fishies1018 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 09-20-2007, 07:29 PM
Member
 
tophat665's Avatar
 
I've noticed that Petsmart is selling Colisa fasciata as a "Giant Gourami", which is pretty ludicrous until you stop to think that they are comparing them to Colisa lalia - Dwarf Gouramis. So what you have is probably either a Banded Gourami (C. fasciata) or a Thick Lipped Gourami (C. labiosa). Either gets about 4", and they're pretty similar looking. Both good community fish.

What everyone here calls a giant gourami is a whole 'nother kettle (and it would be a big kettle) o' fish indeed. Osphronemus goramy - 28" long. Beautiful, if you have a 300 gallon tank.

Logic is only the beginning of wisdom
tophat665 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 09-20-2007, 08:53 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by tophat665
I've noticed that Petsmart is selling Colisa fasciata as a "Giant Gourami", which is pretty ludicrous until you stop to think that they are comparing them to Colisa lalia - Dwarf Gouramis. So what you have is probably either a Banded Gourami (C. fasciata) or a Thick Lipped Gourami (C. labiosa). Either gets about 4", and they're pretty similar looking. Both good community fish.

What everyone here calls a giant gourami is a whole 'nother kettle (and it would be a big kettle) o' fish indeed. Osphronemus goramy - 28" long. Beautiful, if you have a 300 gallon tank.
Ditto that. I always say common names are often useless. I've seen similar confusions in other forums as well.8)

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 09-21-2007, 06:52 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
i definitly think thats what happened, because i did buy them form petsmart. haha. looks like i was fooled. but she is a very pretty fish. my camera needs to be charged so when i get it working i wil try and put a pic up of her. (i think its a girl, not sure though) Thank you everyone
fishies1018 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 09-21-2007, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
New Member
 
i looked up the name and it is definitly a Colisa fasciata. my fish looksjust like the ones i found for that name. Banded gourami. huh. Petsmart should get there names straight, haha. Thank you guys again!
fishies1018 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
help red base on my gourami's fins doraslilhitman Anabantids 0 02-08-2009 02:24 AM
what pairs well with gourami's? fishies1018 Anabantids 3 09-21-2007 08:54 PM
Gourami's Nick Anabantids 20 12-27-2006 09:18 PM
Help! Gourami's and Rainbows. missusmcmattern29 Anabantids 2 11-06-2006 09:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome