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post #21 of 48 Old 03-06-2011, 07:44 PM
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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.
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post #22 of 48 Old 03-06-2011, 07:47 PM
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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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post #23 of 48 Old 03-06-2011, 07:51 PM
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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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post #24 of 48 Old 03-06-2011, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #25 of 48 Old 03-06-2011, 08:01 PM
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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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post #26 of 48 Old 03-06-2011, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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So an online aquarium store that sells live would be ok?
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post #27 of 48 Old 03-07-2011, 12:03 AM
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.

*They call me, Amanda*
Tank 1: (29 gal planted) empty
Tank 2: (15 gal) empty
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post #28 of 48 Old 03-07-2011, 12:07 AM
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.

*They call me, Amanda*
Tank 1: (29 gal planted) empty
Tank 2: (15 gal) empty
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post #29 of 48 Old 03-07-2011, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #30 of 48 Old 03-07-2011, 01:47 PM
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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Tank 1: (29 gal planted) empty
Tank 2: (15 gal) empty
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