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post #1 of 13 Old 01-10-2009, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Can dwarf gouramis thrive in a 10g?

I just moved my betta to a spankin' new 5 gallons and my pygmy corys (6 of them) seems so much happier now that he's gone! Still I'd like to add some new fishes in my 10g to take the betta's spot, fishes that wouldn't try to boss the corys around. I researched and I'd really like to add a gourami or 2 in the tank. I wonder if a dwarf one is suitable? I initially wanted sparkling gouramis (more suitable for a small tank, or so I was told) but those are impossible to find here. So, what do you think? would I be overstocked if I added a couple? If so, can dwarf gouramis live well alone? And would they be aggressive to the corys?
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post #2 of 13 Old 01-10-2009, 01:58 PM
Couple of Dwarf Gourami shuold not be too much for 10G w/ corys. See if can obtain pair of DG to try breed them.
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post #3 of 13 Old 01-10-2009, 06:40 PM
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post #4 of 13 Old 01-10-2009, 07:07 PM
I just read that a pair of honeys can given frequent water changes.
They're qute too. The male changes colors alot.
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post #5 of 13 Old 01-11-2009, 06:04 PM
yep! no more than 3 max. tho!!!!!
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post #6 of 13 Old 01-11-2009, 06:06 PM
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No more than one. They are very territorial, and 99% of the ones you see will be males as the females are pumped with hormones that turns them males before they are shipped off.
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post #7 of 13 Old 01-12-2009, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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No more than one. They are very territorial, and 99% of the ones you see will be males as the females are pumped with hormones that turns them males before they are shipped off.
Okay as long as it's going to be fine alone...where I checked it often says "Prefer to live in pair", I wouldn't want a depressed gourami, no sir!
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post #8 of 13 Old 01-12-2009, 05:15 PM
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Okay as long as it's going to be fine alone...where I checked it often says "Prefer to live in pair", I wouldn't want a depressed gourami, no sir!
A pair is one male one female. Good luck finding a female if you really want more than one.
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post #9 of 13 Old 01-12-2009, 05:57 PM
yes, no 2 males...
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post #10 of 13 Old 01-14-2009, 08:19 AM
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Yes, one male and one female is ideal but good luck finding a female. I've never seen a female DG available.

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