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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. =]
If you treat with Garlic Guardx, you can probably treat the parasites.
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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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?
Oh my, i think its a blue gourami!
Not what i expected, not at all!
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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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?
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.
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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