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Old 03-06-2011, 06:44 PM   #21
 
I've never seen it actually affect another fish but I suppose other fish could be considered carriers of the disease.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:47 PM   #22
 
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I've never seen it actually affect another fish but I suppose other fish could be considered carriers of the disease.
That too has been mentioned. Apparently there is no cure, and 90% of the fish infected slowly die. I still think it is just not worth the risk.
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:51 PM   #23
 
yeah, I haven't had a dwarf gourami in years because it was too difficult to find one that wasn't carrying the virus. LOVE my pearl gourami though
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:58 PM   #24
 
Well, crap. ha

So what should I do? Since I would buy all the fish from the same place and they would all be sharing the same water should I just go ahead and buy them?

If all the fish are affected by the disease, should I avoid any pet store because most of them sell these gouramis they all have that filtration system.

Does anyone know of fish breeders in South Eastern Ohio?
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:01 PM   #25
 
sorry, I'm not familiar with that area. however, it isn't very difficult to find good sources of fish online. it would be nice if you had a good aquarium near you to purchase from.
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Old 03-06-2011, 07:02 PM   #26
 
So an online aquarium store that sells live would be ok?
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:03 PM   #27
 
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Not sure how close you are... but here are the links to the stores I was able to google near SE Ohio that are purely aquarium stores...

Aquarium Adventure :: The widest selection of aquariums, fish, corals and plants.

Dave's Tropical Fish ~ Toledo's Fish Store & More! ~ Toledo, Ohio

And a list of fish stores in the Lancaster area of Ohio (you can change city if too far)...
Lancaster Aquarium Supplies | Aquariums in Lancaster, OH

Hope this helps.

I usually buy my fish from a specific aquarium store...however their tanks are set up the same as petsmart. The other one I go to has them seperate, and I shop there too. I also buy my hardier fish (like guppies) from Petsmart. I havent had any issue with the disease dwarf gourami carry. However, I did decide not to get dwarf gourami for the same reason :)

As for housing 2 dwarf gourami in a ten gallon tank, that is fine, just make sure it is heavily planted (real or fake) and there is somewhere for them to hide if they feel the need to. I advice male and female or two females for this situation, but not two males.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:07 PM   #28
 
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Forgot to mention...

there are many places online to buy fish from... the one's I feel most comfortable with myself is www.liveaquaria.com and others recommend www.aquabid.com , but I havent ever bought from them.

Beware that at liveaquaria there is a $29 minimum purchase, and then its generally around an additional $30 for shipping...so I try to save it for very very hard to find fish.

There are other online fish stores that I am sure are quality, I just cant think of any of the others at the moment.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:08 AM   #29
 
Thanks for the links LasColinas!

I was looking at live aquaria yesterday and I actually couldn't find the dwarf cory on there. I'll try out the aqua bid and see what happens there.

I will try and google some more about pure aquarium stores and see if I can find some closer, Lancaster is actually about an hour to 2 away from me.

Thanks again for all the help. :)
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:47 PM   #30
 
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You're welcome.

I originally wanted the dwarf/pygmy cory too, I ended up with the habrosus cory, which is one of the 3 dwarf species of cory. They are also easier to find. And the habrosus only get to like 1.25 inches maximum. I have had mine for a while now, and they still havent hit an inch. They are cute as all get out, but hard to find in larger aquariums.
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