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Old 04-03-2014, 12:08 PM   #1
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Hey guys I have a blue gourami that's like 3 years old and was born with a bad eye(it's half gone). He always sits at the bottom and slowly breathes but when he sees me he perks up and when there's food. He acts so lively. I want to convert the tank to cichlids but no fish store wants this guy and I have no where to put him.
What would you do in my instance??
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Try to give him away free to a local aquatic club

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I live in NYC. Where are there aquatic clubs. Or how do I find them?
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You live in probably one of the biggest club areas, here you go

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Go fishing... Just kidding. I am not sure what you should do but don't kill it. Not that you would.
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I'd set up an appropriately sized tank for the blue gourami; looks like they need a minimum of 20 gallons which is too small for most commonly kept cichlids and they only live on average 4 years. If you have kept him for three, why would you get rid of him now? Then I would set up an appropriately sized tank for whatever cichlids I wanted to keep.
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Thanks!!!! Unfortunately i have things on Wednesdays at that time. But once summer comes along I hope I can attend
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Go fishing... Just kidding. I am not sure what you should do but don't kill it. Not that you would.

Would never kill it
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I'd set up an appropriately sized tank for the blue gourami; looks like they need a minimum of 20 gallons which is too small for most commonly kept cichlids and they only live on average 4 years. If you have kept him for three, why would you get rid of him now? Then I would set up an appropriately sized tank for whatever cichlids I wanted to keep.

It's in a 65 with a parrot, baby Severum and an opaline gourami
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It's in a 65 with a parrot, baby Severum and an opaline gourami

And I can't get any more aquariums. So no rehoming for him :/
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