Cannable Fish (Blue Gourami)
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Freshwater and Tropical Fish » Cannable Fish (Blue Gourami)

Cannable Fish (Blue Gourami)

This is a discussion on Cannable Fish (Blue Gourami) within the Freshwater and Tropical Fish forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> so far i have learned alot from past deaths in fish keeping. and one of the things i have learned today, is NEVER TO ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Silver Hatchetfish
Silver Hatchetfish
Red Phantom Tetra
Red Phantom Tetra
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Cannable Fish (Blue Gourami)
Old 03-07-2010, 06:56 PM   #1
 
Unhappy Cannable Fish (Blue Gourami)

so far i have learned alot from past deaths in fish keeping. and one of the things i have learned today, is NEVER TO MIX BABY TIGER BARBS WITH BIG AND BUFF GOURAMIS CUZ IT WILL TEAR THE BABY APART LIKE IT NEVER EXISTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yes, another tragic death due to fin nipping. gourami eats babie's tale, baby gets sucked over to the baby sufficater, (filter), baby sufficates, ded. how can i stop this from happening? am i feeding the babys the wrong thing? the wrong thing that won't make them grow? i've been feeding them all flakes, i tried peas, my mom got upset cuz she was worried that it might change the way that the tank worked. just for future reference, WHAT DO BABY TIGER BARBS EAT TO GET BIG AND STRONG?! or is it that my blue gourami just targets another fish in the tank and decides to kill it? well, gotta go get baby outa the filter.......................................... ...again
-NoaDon12-
NoaDon12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 04:26 AM   #2
 
iamntbatman's Avatar
 
Tiger barbs are voracious eaters and as omnivores, they'll eat just about any kind of fish food. A varied diet based on a good staple of prepared foods and accentuated with frozen foods, live foods and fresh veggies makes for happy fish.

That said, it sounds like you've got an aggressive gourami (not surprising as blue gouramis are one of the more aggressive species). I wouldn't count on your tiger barbs growing up and not getting beaten up. I'd move the fish to separate tanks permanently before the gourami kills anymore of the barbs.
iamntbatman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2010, 04:32 PM   #3
 
JohnnyD44's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by iamntbatman View Post
Tiger barbs are voracious eaters and as omnivores, they'll eat just about any kind of fish food. A varied diet based on a good staple of prepared foods and accentuated with frozen foods, live foods and fresh veggies makes for happy fish.

That said, it sounds like you've got an aggressive gourami (not surprising as blue gouramis are one of the more aggressive species). I wouldn't count on your tiger barbs growing up and not getting beaten up. I'd move the fish to separate tanks permanently before the gourami kills anymore of the barbs.
+1

If you have any desire to continue to keep other species (including barbs) I would really consider re-homing the blue gourami or taking it back to the LFS.
JohnnyD44 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2010, 08:36 PM   #4
 
I had a blue gourami with my angel, nipped him like crazy, but then my gourami died, problem solved lol.
PRichs87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 04:46 PM   #5
 
i don't have a separate tank...................
another question, my tank has been getting brown spots on the glass. i wipe off the brown stuff off, 48 hours later: it returns, and not in the same place. is this a problem?
NoaDon12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2010, 04:49 PM   #6
 
p.s. i think the barbs are fine now with blue.............. yeah, he will chase them around the tank like a 5 yr old chasing seaguls on the beach, but i think they are gunna be ok. maybe blue is doing me a favor by filtering out the weak and scronny.
NoaDon12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gold gourami + blue gourami? otgarza Anabantids 15 03-31-2011 10:49 AM
powder blue gourami starting to get a dark blue line down side of face down brandielissa Anabantids 2 10-09-2009 06:17 PM
Dwarf Gourami / Powder Blue Gourami / Red Gourami are they all same? Nuttawet Freshwater and Tropical Fish 2 08-27-2009 05:32 PM
Is blue gourami and dwarf gourami same? Do they have same maximum size? Nuttawet Freshwater and Tropical Fish 1 08-18-2009 05:07 PM
Moonlight Gourami with Powder Blue Gourami mags2313 Anabantids 1 06-23-2009 04:59 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:53 PM.