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post #11 of 15 Old 10-30-2010, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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So hows about 3 dwarf gouramis and like 4 rasboras?

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post #12 of 15 Old 10-30-2010, 07:08 PM
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So hows about 3 dwarf gouramis and like 4 rasboras?
As explained in the profile, the dwarf gourami should be maintained only in a sexed pair in a small (to them) tank. Rasbora should be 6 or more, and 6 would work in a 20g.

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Bryon hit the nail on the head. The extra 9 gallons between my 29 and your 20 seems to keep my three happy. If you can grab a sexed pair you'll be gold.

And yes. I was talking about the medium sized and peaceful species. I've got the Lambchop Rasboras (Trigonostigma espi), but the Harlequins and the Hengels would be good too.

30g SE Asian Tank
15 Lambchop Rasbora
2 Gold White Cloud Minnows
3 Dwarf Chain Loaches
2 Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami

55g Amazon Tank
2 Wild Type Angels
1 Marble Angel
1 Black Angel
1 Koi Angel
2 Bolivian Rams
14 Pristella Tetra
10 Dwarf Pencilfish
2-3 Twig Catfish (to come)
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post #14 of 15 Old 10-31-2010, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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So I should be getting a girl and a boy dwarf gourami so that they can pair up?

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So I should be getting a girl and a boy dwarf gourami so that they can pair up?
Yes. When aquarists speak of a "pair" it is understood to always mean a male/female pair. Some fish are easy to sex, others are not. In the Dwarf Gourami profile it mentions the external differences. Also note that warning on diseased fish; this is a very real concern with this species if purchased in stores (those from a responsible breeder should be better in this regard). The Honey Gourami is very similar and not prone to infection. Something to consider.

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