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post #1 of 19 Old 07-22-2012, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Dwarf Gourami Questions! And sexing? And Advice!

Today i picked up some pristella tetras for my 45, and in the same tank, were dwarf gouramis!
I know, dwarfs usually have parasites, but i figure, same tank, same bugs? I nabbed me one that looked the best, and had to go to work, so my dear boyfriend took care of acclimating him/her for me. =]

I was wondering if anyone knew how to sex these guys?
And how you house yours?

Itll be a while before i decide where to put this guy/gal and would really like to thinnk it through, including having just this one in the tank. I wont mind. =]
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post #2 of 19 Old 07-22-2012, 02:08 AM
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If you treat with Garlic Guardx, you can probably treat the parasites.
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post #3 of 19 Old 07-22-2012, 02:18 AM
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I don't think that's a Dwarf Gourami you have there? It looks like some other variety. But I could be wrong.

Check out Blue Gourami or some of the other Gourami listed in the profiles.
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post #4 of 19 Old 07-22-2012, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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Um, Im not sure? It could not be, ya know. What species is it? how big will it get?
And any idea on male or female?

I heard garlic is an awesome treatement for parasites..what about fresh squeezed garlic? What is the exact treatment?

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

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Um, Im not sure? It could not be, ya know. What species is it? how big will it get?
And any idea on male or female?

I heard garlic is an awesome treatement for parasites..what about fresh squeezed garlic? What is the exact treatment?
I'm not sure of the exact treatment. I'm sure the bottle would have some directions. I've used the fresh squeezed garlic and i totally messed up on it on my own xD
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post #6 of 19 Old 07-22-2012, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
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Oh my, i think its a blue gourami!

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Not what i expected, not at all!

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
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post #7 of 19 Old 07-22-2012, 02:40 AM
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Just hold on a sec... Just because Dwarf Gourami often are less than healthy that doesn't necessarily mean your fish is sick.

I believe the Dwarf Gourami often have a virus(?), so treating for parasites isn't going to do much if it's a virus.

Again, follow the link by clicking on the highlighted fish name in a message or go to the fish profiles up on the top/left of the page. These will help you find the specifics for various types of both gourami and tetra.
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post #8 of 19 Old 07-22-2012, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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I dont think i have to worry about the dwarf gourami disease anymore, but thank you, i didnt realize it was a virus..


Anyone have experience with blue gouramis?

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RIP Lilly May, our 13 y/o beagle, taken from us 6.8.12

Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

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Oh my, i think its a blue gourami!

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Not what i expected, not at all!
This is, 100% certain, a Blue Gourami var. It is commonly sold as an "Opaline" Gourami. Males have dorsal fins which extend to a sharp point, females round off. It is a very obvious distinction.

Females tend to be very peaceful and appropriate in a community setting. Males become territorial towards other males of similar species. You have a male, which will be fine, just don't add other males.
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post #10 of 19 Old 07-22-2012, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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I was planning on just having the one anyway...thank you guys!
Hes so pretty!
What would be the smallest tank I could keep him in, just by himself?

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Main tank:50 gal/betta/Guppies/Cories/BNandRNPleco
15 gallon/endlers/least killifish/otos/ADF
45 gal: wintering goldfish
Fry Tank:10gal/Tonso'babies, all ages
2.5:Algeafarm
Poodle Mix.Tomcat.Rats!
*New cattle dog pups! *

Also, check out my journal!
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/j...journal-88547/
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