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Jo 06-19-2008 06:48 PM

Fading Dwarf Gouramis
 
My daughter has bought a number of dwarf gouramis this past year and we are down to the last one. It seems to be fading color on the top and not swimming much.
We've had 3 normal sized ones for over a year and they do great.
Are we doing something wrong, or do they just have a short life span.

Lupin 06-20-2008 08:57 AM

Re: Fading Dwarf Gouramis
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jo
My daughter has bought a number of dwarf gouramis this past year and we are down to the last one. It seems to be fading color on the top and not swimming much.
We've had 3 normal sized ones for over a year and they do great.
Are we doing something wrong, or do they just have a short life span.

Providing more details always helps.:) This should be a good guideline.
http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=882

Please note many dwarf gouramis you get are males. They have been fed with foods laced with hormones in Asian fish farms to change their sexes and enhance their coloration hence they are bound to live a very short life. IMO, they are best avoided. Your alternative would be Colisa fasciata, Colisa labiosa, Trichopsis pumila or Trichogaster leeri.

Jo 06-20-2008 04:40 PM

Appreciate your info, poor fish.


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