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post #1 of 9 Old 06-23-2010, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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Sparking/croaking gourami

I have a question about these gouramis. Can they be in 10 gallon tanks?I know I don't have room for them, but if I didn't have the platies, cories nor snail can these be added to a 10 gallon tank? I saw some videos on youtube and their croaking sound sounds like a birds sound or like one of those spider monkeys. lol

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-23-2010, 11:37 AM
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I think so - I wouldn't do more than 5 or 6.

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post #3 of 9 Old 06-23-2010, 02:42 PM
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I have a group of these now, they are continually spawning. The "croaking" sound they make is fascinating, and indicates the males are either "threatening" or "enticing" another fish. They pygmy makes a grating sound, the true Croaking Gourami is a bit different.

A group of 3 pygmy sparkling gourami could manage in a thickly-planted 10g tank; I wouldn't suggest more. They must have plants, thick plants. They do not need "swimming room" as such. They spend their day browsing among plants looking for food bits. They are bubblenest builders, thought the bubblenest is a fairly poor effort, only a half dozen or so "bubbles" but it is sufficient. I have 7 different size fry in my tank at present that have survived from various spawnings. And thick plants provides "space" as the males, like all gourami, are territorial, which is why I suggest 3 or maybe 4 in a 10g.

Plants like Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis) are ideal and they are multi-branched. Floating plants are a must, Ceratopteris works fine, as will Wisteria allowed to float. These are in our profiles, click on the shaded name. And so is this fish, Trichopsis pumila. Make sure this is the species, not to be confused with the larger Croaking Gourami.

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Thats the fish I think. lol

I don't see them in chicago though in pet stores. They are really interesting fish to be sensitive to water quality.

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post #5 of 9 Old 06-29-2010, 01:42 PM
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sorry, a fish that actually makes sound ???????????????????????????......im confused ??....really?

how???

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sorry, a fish that actually makes sound ???????????????????????????......im confused ??....really?

how???

:):):)
Yes, read our fish profile, it mentions it, though I see it doesn't say how the sound is made, I will add that. They are used most in mating.

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post #7 of 9 Old 06-30-2010, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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What about on times that they aren't breeding. Do they still do their croak?

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-30-2010, 09:53 PM
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What about on times that they aren't breeding. Do they still do their croak?
Check the fish profile for the answer, I added it yesterday. [I'm working hard at getting members to use our profiles].

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-02-2010, 05:33 PM
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wow yes now it makes sence, thanks now i understand :):):)

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