07-19-2014, 12:41 PM
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If you want the gourami I think that's what you should get. :) From the name I do think they are dwarf gouramis, I would get just one. It's really hard to find females in the trade, they are likely all males. My dad just bought 4 dwarf gouramis and in 3 months we have only 1 left after the fighting... I don't know how some people make them work, but our last two stayed in separate corners of a densely planted tank until one died, presumably of stress. A lone dwarf gourami would make a nice centerpiece fish. :)
What do you currently have in your tank?
Paradise fish are pretty iffy. They are one of the hardiest tropicals available, and were the first tropical fish ever kept in aquaria! (fun history lesson time woop).
As for temperature Seriously Fish has this to say:
Is usually quoted as tolerating temperatures between 61 – 80°F/16 – 27°C but is known to survive even beyond these values, meaning it can be kept in an unheated tank in most cases. It's worth noting that it seems to exhibit the best colouration at around 70 – 75°F/21 -24°C.
Likewise they go on to say Paradise fish should be kept in species only tanks... I love them, being the first fish I ever kept, but they are just too unpredictable in communities.