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Freddiesbuns 01-10-2009 01:44 PM

Can dwarf gouramis thrive in a 10g?
 
I just moved my betta to a spankin' new 5 gallons and my pygmy corys (6 of them) seems so much happier now that he's gone! Still I'd like to add some new fishes in my 10g to take the betta's spot, fishes that wouldn't try to boss the corys around. I researched and I'd really like to add a gourami or 2 in the tank. I wonder if a dwarf one is suitable? I initially wanted sparkling gouramis (more suitable for a small tank, or so I was told) but those are impossible to find here. So, what do you think? would I be overstocked if I added a couple? If so, can dwarf gouramis live well alone? And would they be aggressive to the corys?

cerianthus 01-10-2009 01:58 PM

Couple of Dwarf Gourami shuold not be too much for 10G w/ corys. See if can obtain pair of DG to try breed them.

aquakid 01-10-2009 06:40 PM

Certainly

catfishtabbi 01-10-2009 07:07 PM

I just read that a pair of honeys can given frequent water changes.
They're qute too. The male changes colors alot.

veganchick 01-11-2009 06:04 PM

yep! no more than 3 max. tho!!!!!

Cody 01-11-2009 06:06 PM

No more than one. They are very territorial, and 99% of the ones you see will be males as the females are pumped with hormones that turns them males before they are shipped off.

Freddiesbuns 01-12-2009 12:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cody (Post 162624)
No more than one. They are very territorial, and 99% of the ones you see will be males as the females are pumped with hormones that turns them males before they are shipped off.

Okay as long as it's going to be fine alone...where I checked it often says "Prefer to live in pair", I wouldn't want a depressed gourami, no sir!

Cody 01-12-2009 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Freddiesbuns (Post 162768)
Okay as long as it's going to be fine alone...where I checked it often says "Prefer to live in pair", I wouldn't want a depressed gourami, no sir!

A pair is one male one female. Good luck finding a female if you really want more than one.

veganchick 01-12-2009 05:57 PM

yes, no 2 males...

Tyyrlym 01-14-2009 08:19 AM

Yes, one male and one female is ideal but good luck finding a female. I've never seen a female DG available.


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