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otgarza 10-27-2009 10:26 AM

gold gourami + blue gourami?
 
I have a male gold gourami and idk what the blue gourami is...but everytime I put them together the blue chases the gold and nips at his fins. Is this normal behavior? What is the best solution?

I also got a female gold and when I added it along with the blue it jus swam around it...while the gold male attacked the gold female

jeaninel 10-27-2009 09:42 PM

Are they in your 10 gallon tank? The best solution would be to take the gouramis back. The blue and gold gouramis are the same species (Trichogaster Trichopterus), just different color morphs. They get too big for a 10 gallon (6") and are very territorial with each other. You could keep one dwarf gourami (Colisa Lalia) which only get to about 2".

otgarza 10-28-2009 10:09 AM

Yeah there in the 10 gal...and I'm gonna give the blue away and keep a gold. More than likely the female beacuse its still small

fighttest 11-08-2009 05:02 PM

had the same problem when i first started keeping fish i baught 4 dwarf gourami 2 fire 2 powder blue and put them in the 10g needless to say it didnt go well at all and there was alot of fighting. i was able to give one away but the other 3 died sadly

otgarza 11-09-2009 09:11 AM

I gave the blue aways to a friend who ironically has two gold gouramis himself and he said that they haven't fought or even chased eachother in the past two weeks. I now only have a gold female and a gold male...and the male goes after the female jus once in awhile.

CamryDS 11-14-2009 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by otgarza (Post 271268)
I gave the blue aways to a friend who ironically has two gold gouramis himself and he said that they haven't fought or even chased eachother in the past two weeks. I now only have a gold female and a gold male...and the male goes after the female jus once in awhile.

I for one love gourami's look at my tank =P

I'd upgrade to at least a 36 if you're on a budget (it's a bow front size), or go to a 55 gallon if you can get it, those fish will grow up to 4 inches each at adult size and has bioloads like gold fish.... my 90 is barely enough for the gourami's i have and if I add at least 1-2 non dwarfs i'll have to go to 125. which will suck and be wonderful!!!!

but yeah, they are suffering in the 10 gal =D move to a bigger size and they won't be as fussy as well. plus then you'll have room in your fish motel for more!!!

mamatoulouse 03-30-2011 12:34 AM

i have 2 blue , i gold and one Opaline( i cant remember the name) they are all like 5 inches in a 30 gallon they seem to be ok together not much chasing or fin nipping....

jaysee 03-30-2011 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by jeaninel (Post 264842)
Are they in your 10 gallon tank? The best solution would be to take the gouramis back. The blue and gold gouramis are the same species (Trichogaster Trichopterus), just different color morphs. They get too big for a 10 gallon (6") and are very territorial with each other. You could keep one dwarf gourami (Colisa Lalia) which only get to about 2".

Yup.

honey and sparkling gouramis are 2 other choices.

mamatoulouse 03-30-2011 01:27 AM

or... you could get a bigger tank cause in my opinion 10 gallons are too small for anything that's over 3" plus it seems like once you get really into fish keeping up grading is the natural evolution of things...

jaysee 03-30-2011 02:17 AM

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Originally Posted by mamatoulouse (Post 633621)
i have 2 blue , i gold and one Opaline( i cant remember the name) they are all like 5 inches in a 30 gallon they seem to be ok together not much chasing or fin nipping....

Ah, the fish store stocking theory. I would be counting your blessings, because IME you have a ticking time bomb on your hands. But, it may work out for you. Just know that your experience is as far from normal as possible, and it is NOT likely to work for anyone who tries it. Sometimes things are okay until they're not.


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