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post #1 of 4 Old 08-04-2011, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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I got a 10g tank for Christmas that used to have 2 kissing fishes, one died before the owner gave up on having fish. I am planning to get at least a 55gal for him, however I much prefer having several fishies, I did get a Dojo Loach today and they seem to be getting along just fine, any suggestions? Maybe another type of gourami or...meh i am just not sure.
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-05-2011, 02:01 PM
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According to the profile on here:
Compatibility/Temperament: Not a good general community fish. It may be kept in large aquaria with some of the larger barbs, non-aggressive cichlids, catfish such are the loricariids, etc. It should be kept in small groups to confine the aggression to conspecifics. As it grows it will eat fish smaller than itself, and consume the softer aquarium plants.

Read more: Kissing Gourami (Helostoma temminkii ) Profile

With that said do not add more fish until you get the bigger tank as the 10 is way to small for the Kissing Gourami much less more fish. Also do not mix this gourami with other gourami as they could fight.

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I have a 55 gallon, 40 gallon, 29 gallon, 20 gallon tank, 5 gallon , and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-06-2011, 01:59 AM
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Welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum. Glad you joined us.

I have to agree with Calmwaters advice.


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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 #4 of 4 Old 08-10-2011, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all, Yea the fish was a free one with the tank:*(
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