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Firebelly girrl 04-09-2007 09:11 PM

Anybody have dwarf Gouramis expierence?
I just set up a 20 gallon long tank and after its cycled i plan on getting 4-6 cory catfish (bottom dwellers) a school of some type of tetras THEN i would like to get 1-2 larger bodied fish.
I LOVE the colors of the male dwarfs but i really don't want something thats going to be aggressive to the other fish.
I heard if you only get a male, he hides and is aggressive.
And if you get a male and a female, he can be aggressive with the female for spawning?

Also does anybody have any suggestions of another largish bodied fish LIKE the gourami but not so aggressive? I like silver dollars but i think they may get to large even though the tank is a long tank.

Any help would be great!

Enzo 04-10-2007 12:30 AM

gold or pear gouramis are super friendy my gold gourami actually prevents my colbalt gourami from chasing my sunset gourami

leifthebunny 04-10-2007 10:40 AM

I've got 4 Dwarf Gouramis and they are only territorial with themselves and not overly so. When food's out, they don't really enforce the territorials boundries, other times, they will run each other off, and after hiding, the others will join them in hiding. Though I've only got the 4 in a 90g.

Falina 04-10-2007 11:26 AM

youre right not to get the silver dollars - theyd get far too big.

black skirt/widow tetras are nice, and have a fuller body which you were looking for. they also dont get too big which would be necessary for your tank. only thing is that they like to be in shoals so youd need 4-6 minimum for them to shoal together which im not sure youd want to do.

Weasel F. 04-12-2007 04:29 AM

One word = Apistogrammas

herefishy 04-13-2007 03:33 PM

Weasel is obsessed with one word apistogrammas. lol

Weasel F. 04-16-2007 05:10 PM

LMAO YES I'm a huge Apistogramma freak, It comes from breding them for 5yrs. LOL Also starting to fall for shell dwellers. there growing on me fast.i'm thanking of adding 3 30g tanks to the breding room and try my hand at them. LOL The Apistogrammas can grow on you realy quick. There just amazingly beautiful little fish.

GalaxyGirl 04-16-2007 11:46 PM

Black skirt's do fine when they can shoal with other types of fish. But I much prefer the look of a large group of them, I plan on expanding my 4 to around 8 when I get my 20 gallon long.

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