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post #21 of 104 Old 08-22-2010, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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There is a few but, if i do by them there i will only by them if they are in a tank not cramped they fins are not been nibbled
active and at there full colour.
I sort of ha ve the same story as u in my local fish shop the bettas are in tanks about 15 by 15 cm glass squares and half of them are dead, i almost got one instead of my goldfish, the dont even have a filter in there tanks
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post #22 of 104 Old 08-22-2010, 05:50 AM
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woah...definitely dont buy fish at your lfs! and yes, make sure the fish you do buy look healthy. if they are acting in any way abnormally dont buy them. i hope you manage to find some good quality fish. it might be worth going a little out of your way to find a good store...after all if you get them locally and then they all die its useless isn't it?
the tanks in my local pet shop arent tiny, they just dont' know how to look after fish. their guppies look alright, but other than that nearly every tank has dead fish in it. i often consider 'rescuing' fish in situations like that, but thats not a good idea if you can't accomodate them...
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post #23 of 104 Old 08-22-2010, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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The only tanks which look alright are the mollys plec corrys and some the the gouramis
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post #24 of 104 Old 08-22-2010, 06:41 AM
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i still wouldn't trust fish from that store even if those tanks look ok. clearly they dont know what they're doing...but if it's the only option i guess it's ok considering that those are the fish you are looking at getting :)
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post #25 of 104 Old 08-22-2010, 01:06 PM
Just FYI, I've kept 3 Gouramis (2x Blue 1x Gold) in a 30g for 5 years (yeah, old Gouramis xD) and they get along fine. They have a really strict social order though.
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post #26 of 104 Old 08-22-2010, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry to be dumb wats fyi. and wat sort of care do gouramis need. Are the males differnat colour then females because i dnt rely want to breed them. would they be alright with some corys??
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post #27 of 104 Old 08-22-2010, 10:29 PM
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fyi means for your information :)
also i think the tanks you mentioned (50 or 90 liters or whatever it was) are too small for more than one gourami. but i'll leave that to someone else to determine
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post #28 of 104 Old 08-23-2010, 11:24 AM
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I agree, one gourami (of these "large" species like Blue/gold) is it for a 15g or 25g tank, and the 25g would be best of the two. These fish grow to nearly 6 inches and finding suitable tankmates in a small tank is impossible. Please read the profile of this fish:

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #29 of 104 Old 08-23-2010, 11:31 AM
Any chance of merging a couple of this guy's topics? They're all VERY similar. o.o
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post #30 of 104 Old 08-23-2010, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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I know sorry i just made some and they ended up being the same!!
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