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post #11 of 19 Old 01-13-2010, 11:23 PM
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It always makes me jealous how people in other countries can readily get their hands on female dwarf gouramis. I don't think I've ever seen a female (in person, anyway).
Me neither.

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post #12 of 19 Old 01-14-2010, 05:26 PM
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I have never seen a female dwarf gourami either. The fish farms figur the males look nicer so they sell them and they keep the females to add to their breeding stock. I have only seen female dwarf gouramis for sale online.
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post #13 of 19 Old 01-14-2010, 06:22 PM
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Are you guys nuts?! They will force you to buy a pair around here otherwise they can't sell the females!
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post #14 of 19 Old 01-14-2010, 06:40 PM
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you could get 5 neon tetras but as some may say this would be over stocking i think it would work fine just aslong as you maintained the water and had frequent water changes, a male sailfin molly might also be an option but thats your prefrence on what kind of fish you want
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Are you guys nuts?! They will force you to buy a pair around here otherwise they can't sell the females!
Actually, the young fish are injected with hormones which make them all male. The males look better and thus sell better.

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post #17 of 19 Old 01-14-2010, 08:19 PM
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I have seen female dwarf gouramis at one of my LFS but I guess it's pretty rare.

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post #18 of 19 Old 01-14-2010, 11:05 PM
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Actually, the young fish are injected with hormones which make them all male. The males look better and thus sell better.
Fish changing sex is nothing new, but really???

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #19 of 19 Old 01-17-2010, 08:22 PM
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I have seen female dwarf gouramis at one of my LFS but I guess it's pretty rare.
Today I actually bought a male neon blue dwarf gourami and the guy tried to sell me a pair a females with him lol!

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