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Old 09-20-2007, 10:26 AM   #1
 
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!
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Old 09-20-2007, 01:29 PM   #2
 
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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.
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Old 09-20-2007, 03:17 PM   #3
 
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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. :)
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:08 PM   #4
 
i will try and get a picture when i can. my camera doesnt work too well. i really want to know what he is.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:29 PM   #5
 
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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.
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Old 09-20-2007, 08:53 PM   #6
 
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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)
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Old 09-21-2007, 06:52 AM   #7
 
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
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Old 09-21-2007, 09:25 AM   #8
 
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!
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