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Neil D 05-26-2013 09:35 AM

Last Dwarf Gourami Question, I promise
 
So again, I am fluctuating between gourami species. I know dwarfs are more territorial than pearls or honeys, but they're so beautiful.

Would a mix of dwarfs like 2 females to one male work in a 40g tank? Thanks!

jaysee 05-26-2013 10:08 AM

If you can find dwarf gourami females, you can certainly give it a try. Problem is that they are extremely rare finds, so there isn't a lot of information about keeping them together. Females are not nearly as pretty as the males are. I followed one persons account a couple years ago, who kept a pair in a 40 gallon. The male killed the female.

Neil D 05-26-2013 01:56 PM

Well, there goes that idea...I'm pretty sure I'm either going with a neon DG or a power blue DG and about 30 cardinals... yay

Thanks for all the help! (I will likely need more)

LizbethDawn 05-26-2013 08:18 PM

I had a male and a female together in my 10g at one point and he chased her until she got stuck to the filter intake and died. I did successfully keep three males in a 50 gallon community once. I added them one at a time with a couple weeks between and there was minimal fighting and no injuries. They picked out their territories and left each other alone.

Neil D 05-26-2013 08:32 PM

Interesting, thanks! I'll probably not take the risk and go with one DG. (or pearls)

LizbethDawn 05-26-2013 08:38 PM

I've never kept the bigger guys. The more I read the more I think I got lucky somehow lol
Good luck to you with whatever you choose :D


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