Kissing Gourami compatability
Hello, am I able to keep 2 young male Kissing Gourami in a community tank that's 75 degrees (f) and also has swordtails and guppies? I am going to start my first tank in about 5-7 weeks after the cycling's done.
First, welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum.:cheers:
No to the kissing gourami. You don't mention the tank size, and this fish will attain 12 inches (yes, a foot) in length, and needs lots of room. Also, as it matures it can get nasty to other fish including its own; the "kissing" is a form of aggression, the same as cichlid jaw-locking. You can read more in our profile:
Personally, unless you have a 5-foot or larger tank, I would decide on different fish than this one.:-)
I have a 30 gallon tank and if I can I was planning on keeping them when they are small then moving them.
And, these are fish that should have a group, and as the profile mentions, they can get nasty as they grow which fish do continually. The present 30g will barely suit the fish now, so I would not.:-) There are many lovely gourami to choose from that would manage fine in a 30g. Several are in our profiles.
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