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post #21 of 26 Old 07-13-2012, 09:00 PM
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Ok, sounds good. I am sort of new to keeping gouramis, so I am a little unsure about sexing them. Do males have a pointed dorsal fin and females are rounded? Thanks!
Yes, the dorsal on the male is a bit longer and more pointed. They are often so small in stores that this is hard to determine.

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post #22 of 26 Old 07-14-2012, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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I was just doing a little more research on these guys and found out that a lot of people have trouble keeping RCS with them. I guess they can get really aggressive towards them and will kill/destroy even the adults! That is kind of a bummer because I really like the idea of shrimp.
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I was just doing a little more research on these guys and found out that a lot of people have trouble keeping RCS with them. I guess they can get really aggressive towards them and will kill/destroy even the adults! That is kind of a bummer because I really like the idea of shrimp.
I went to my lfs yesterday, and sure enough, they do have the Sparkling G's. Never noticed them, I guess. Now, I'm glad I decided to hold off. I too have lots of RCS, and not sure I went them all decimated.

A few weeks ago, when I bought Ghost shrimp, I got a stowaway in my "bag" (a tiny, tiny feeder guppy). I put him in the tank with the RCS, so technically I have a fish in there now.

What about keeping a male fancy guppy with RCS? I was looking at them in the fish store. The fancy guppies are kind of pretty.

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I might end up going with guppies or endlers, just so that I could have shrimp. Sparkling gouramis seem really cool and all, but I think I will save them for another tank.

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post #25 of 26 Old 07-14-2012, 03:27 PM
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will someone tell me what RCS stands for??
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post #26 of 26 Old 07-14-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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red cherry shrimp.
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