When I was a kid (almost 30 years ago) I had a 25g tank and two blue gouramis. Bigger one killed the other. Since then I have not been fond of gouramis.
Yesterday I bought 3 gold gouramis (I know they are the same fish). I donít really quite know how that happened. I was only supposed to get 6 corydoras schwartzi, but the gold gouramisí bright yellowness just drew me to them. They are so beautiful.
Now Iím worried I might have made a mistake. I thought they would be fine in my 55g (47inches long). All three are female and the pet shop keeper said they would not fight or bully smaller fish. When I got home I started reading about them from some forums and people seem to have very mixed experiences with these. Some say even the females can get aggressive - usually when they are more mature.
My Yellow Sisters are almost 3 inches long (so quite young still). At what size/age do these usually start to show aggression (if they ever do)? How does a "all girls club" usually work? Currently they are swimming around in all layers getting to know their new surroundings. When they go near the bottom, my corydoras can swim very closely around them and they donít really pay any attention.
I really donít want to take them back to the store as they really are very beautiful and I love their liveliness and the fact that they are not at all timid, but if they start to bully my corydoras, they will have to go. If they get aggressive, do they usually just go after other larger fish (which I don't have) and each other or are they a danger to corydoras?