03-23-2008, 12:42 AM
| || | Sparkling gouramis really don't attack each other regardless of the gender so you don't have to worry about it. They can be rather timid and peaceful but if you are not particularly careful in selecting their tankmates, they tend to give you surprises. If you wish to get more tankmates, otos, cories or the Hyphessobrycon amandae would be fine.
Originally Posted by Falina
Thanks Lupin. I measured the tank and calculated, and it's 8g right enough. I just wasn't entirely sure.
Because of the cube shape, I don't think i would mix them with anything else, I would likely just keep the pair, or maybe trio since you have mentioned that, on their own.
I'm still torn between them and a betta. I've always had a betta in that tank (aside from when it has been used as a fry tank of course, and it just feels strange to me not to keep one there. The added problem is that I never see sparkling gouramis around. I would probably have to order them which makes them a bit more expensive. but then i have had my eye on a few more bcts from the same place I'd be ordering them for a while, so it would make it a more worthwhile purchase i reckon. ;)
In terms of breeding i don't care if I get a true pair, but I do worry about agression. The tank is planted so the lines of sight would be broken which would help a bit.
Do you have any advice on what i should do regarding this? I worry that I would end up with 2 or 3 males, or a pair and another which may be harassed. I understand that most gouramis are very territorial and even agressive towards other males so I'm not sure if i should risk it incase i dn't end up with the sex ratio i had wanted. Of course since i would be ordering them simply returning one and attempting to get the correct sex the second time round wouldn't be an option. So I guess I'm just wondering what is likely to happen if i do end up with 2/3 males?