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xShainax 02-13-2012 11:37 PM

Dwarf gourami in 2.5 gallon filtered and heated aquarium
 
I have an aggressive dwarf gourami in a 2.5 filtered and heated aquarium. I was wondering how long I can keep him in there.

Tazman 02-14-2012 12:01 AM

Not very long, they need a minimum 10g as they simply don't have the room to swim in a 2.5g tank unless it is a fry basically.

xShainax 02-14-2012 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Tazman (Post 981965)
Not very long, they need a minimum 10g as they simply don't have the room to swim in a 2.5g tank unless it is a fry basically.

So I should as my local pet shop if they can take him? I would put him in my 29 gallon if I didn't already have a halfmoon betta in there. I learned my lesson the hard way with a beautiful purple and white halfmoon betta being ripped to shreds. Also he nips my platy's to the point of ripped fins

Tazman 02-14-2012 12:16 AM

It would be best option and safest for the health of the fish.

xShainax 02-14-2012 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Tazman (Post 981982)
It would be best option and safest for the health of the fish.

I moved the betta out of my community tank and put a few more fake plants in it now he is happy. I haven't seen him nip at my platy's yet

Tazman 02-14-2012 04:52 PM

Hope everything works out for you. :-)

xShainax 02-14-2012 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Tazman (Post 982425)
Hope everything works out for you. :-)

Lol I hope so too because he is the only fish that makes my tank look perfect


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