04-09-2011, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by GwenInNM
Thanks Amanda! I thought I read somewhere that Gouramis live in solitude, except for spawning, so I was hoping it would be okay. I do have a 43 gal, which I just put my dwarf neon rainbows it (they are enjoying it, so cute). And the Gourami I bought is in what is now my QT tank, and that is 23 gal, but I'm kinda thinking I'll leave him in that, and my other tank will be just rainbows, but I guess I could always move him when he gets big.
The Gourami is a pretty fish. It seems like I read that Gouramis tend to pick on each other, and I did want to avoid that. I'm sure it's because they are males, and I read how to tell the difference, but I don't want to trust being wrong on telling the difference between rounded and more pointed dorsal fin.
Yeah, male gourami can be nasty boogers! I think he would be fine as the only fish in the tank. They love heavily planted tanks. I think, in my personal opinion, even full grown, as the only fish, he should be fine in the 23 gal. You might even be able to put a small shoal of rasboras (like the pork chop ones) in with him, as you know gourami like calmer fish.
Gouramis are beautiful, I love them myself, and eventually will have them.