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Are Gouramis sociable?

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Are Gouramis sociable?
Old 02-06-2014, 02:52 PM   #21
 
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Dwarf gouramis somehow have a reputation as good community fish, but in my experience they are among the most aggressive of gouramis. Best for community in my opinion and experience are pearl gouramis, but no garuantee of course. Individual personality will decide who gets along and who fights. A 20 gall might be a bit small for pearl gourami as they can grow quite large.
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Oh no.. actually with that wording it is correct. They are good community fish.. I have 2 in my 75 with angels a clown pleco and my beloved bichir. They do great in there. In fact I really enjoy them..but as many here know I do tend to love mean fishies . They don't bother the other fish. Really it's hilarious watching them build nests with plants then snatching the other DGs plants and swimming off like he stole a pot of gold haha. They are great fish IMO ..just need to be careful with more then one taking into account tank size
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Old 02-07-2014, 11:29 AM   #22
 
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How about a tank with some Neons - colorful, active, and peaceful!
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:16 PM   #23
 
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How about a tank with some Neons - colorful, active, and peaceful!
Thanks jimscott... do you mean Neon DGs, or some other neon (e.g. Tetras)?
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:07 AM   #24
 
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