09-23-2013, 05:12 PM
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Gourami getting along in groups
I love the look of the gouramis. I just can't help it
I initially wanted to add one angelfish to our tank, but the gal at Petsmart talked me out of it, saying it would be too aggressive towards the other fish we have. Of course now I'm not worried about the aggression of an angelfish now that I have a little fin-nipping tetra on my hands, but anyway... I now have two dwarf gouramis instead. They are beautiful, but they stick close to the bottom of the tank and are extremely shy. This isn't a problem for me, but more than I worry about them not being happy. I hope they are just still adjusting to their new home. But now that I have them, I love them even more, and I want to add more gourami to our tank. Is this possible? Or will they not all get along as they mature? I would love to add some opalines. Just one or two. AqAdvisor warns that different species of gourami will be too aggressive towards each other, and past threads indicate that even more than one gourami will be too much. But I found a beautiful tank last night that only housed gouramis. So obviously this is possible, but I'm really wanting others opinions first. I don't want to do something that will seriously harm my fish in the long run, I just can't get over how beautiful these fish look and need some experienced opinions and facts.