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  1. GwenInNM
    05-28-2011 07:47 PM - permalink
    Well, I had one that just died, though I thought he was doing so well - pretty orange/pinkish color, fanning etc., and I just found him dead on Thursday. I still have two more - one in each tank. One is now fanning, though he's not in the current, he's hiding in a log, and sticking his "fans" out to catch, whatever. The other is in another tank also hiding, so I don't know if they'll live. I try to feed them with a syringe. thanks for checking in. Otherwise all is good.
  2. LasColinasCichlids
    05-28-2011 07:01 PM - permalink
    Hey Gwen! Did your little bamboo shrimp ever come around?
  3. LasColinasCichlids
    05-23-2011 07:29 PM - permalink
    Hey Gwen!! Just wanted to check in on you and see if you had any luck coming up with tankmates for your male gourami. Hope all is well!!!
  4. LasColinasCichlids
    05-19-2011 08:22 PM - permalink
    From what I understand with meaner and larger gourami the best tankmates are supposably similar sized yet non-aggressive and non-nippy tankmates. I'd look through the profiles of some of the rasbora species. One not listed but is pretty easy to find that I think would work well is the brilliant rasbora, if you like the look of it of course, lol. :) I read up on the cardinals, and it says they are a good match for rarer gourami, which I am assuming is because of their ability to be safely kept in higher temps. Some larger barbs like Odessas might be okay with him, if the tank size and such is workable for them that is. Keep me posted on any changes or new tankmates!!! :)
  5. LasColinasCichlids
    05-19-2011 06:03 PM - permalink
    I'd have to look into it regarding a gourami with cardinals. I know they dont recommend the ones we have with neon tetras, so I would think it might be the same for the cardinals since they are so similar in size and behavior. However, my female gourami is in with 5 neons and 5 small cherry barbs and she doesnt mind them at all...then again she is female and still getting use to the tank and me, but she took to the neons quickly. My gouarmi actually likes to play with my 2 emerald cories and runs up and down the sides of the tanks with them as if she was one. Have you thought about cherry barbs? I find my gourami doesnt go near them and vice versa.
  6. LasColinasCichlids
    05-18-2011 10:19 PM - permalink
    My gourami is doing wonderful and has already grown to nearly twice the size she was at purchase! Thanks for asking, Gwen!!! Yeah, I know what you mean about not wanting to pay over a certain amount for a fish!!! Have you considered any other fish species that can get along with your water parameters and current stock?
  7. LasColinasCichlids
    05-15-2011 11:17 PM - permalink
    So sorry to hear about the passing of you ram!! :(
  8. LasColinasCichlids
    05-14-2011 10:37 PM - permalink
    Thanks for the compliments! Yeah, dwarf cichlids arent as hardy as the other non-dwarf cichlid species (minus a few). Hopefully you can save the lil guy!!! And I really appreciate your experience with your female gouarmi, it really helped me decide!!
  9. teddz
    05-01-2011 08:41 PM - permalink
    Sounds like you're having a good time with your new fish! :) I'm going through a rough patch. Seems that one of my fish caught a bacteria, and a few others died last week, no illness, just died. So i'm thinking I need to by some fish antibiotics. Take care and use my personal email next time, if you need assistance. Guess you can't send email addresses in here for some reason but its teddz7 at
    Take care "Gwen in NM", ha ha
  10. teddz
    05-01-2011 06:43 PM - permalink
    Hello! I just logged in to the site again, and found this message. You should've used my personal email. :) Still looking?

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  • About GwenInNM
    Animal lover, new to aquarium hobby, work full time, have a 12 year old daughter and husband
    running, hiking, travel, eating out
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