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Old 09-30-2011, 11:45 PM   #1
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Dwarf and Pearl Gouramies

So I have a Dwarf gourami I just moved from my 10 gallon to my 75 gallon but I am getting 6x 1inch Pearl Gouramies on monday and am just wondering If they will get along or will I have to move the dwarf back to my 10gallon
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:48 PM   #2
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I recently purchased an opaline and did a lot of research on the different types of gourami and found that the dwarf blue gourami would allow itself to be bullied to death before fighting back towards aggressive fish. I would suggest monitoring for bully type behaviour and move if necessary, but I'm sure others are more knowledgeable than I. Hope it goes well, I bet the pearls will look great!
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:50 PM   #3
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Pearls are one of the most peacefull gouramies so I wouldnt think they would bully him im more worried about him bullying them.
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Yes I read that as well. Is your dwarf a blue? From what I have experienced, they are very non-aggressive except with other males of the same species. If your concerned because the pearls are so small, it seems like they would be okay since there will be 6 of them. I have had a couple of DBG that were very peaceful so I guess I misunderstood your question. D'oh!
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I'm not exactly sure how that would work out, small dwarf gouramis are usually bullied by the bigger ones, I had the exception of keeping honey gouramis with gold gouramis but that's not always the case.
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:12 AM   #6
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well im sure they will bully him later after they are as large as him but I figure my dwarf could live in a nicer home for a little while till the pearls get to big for him
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from experience, I would only keep 1 species of gourami in a tank.

Either all dwarf (mixing the different varieties) OR all pearls. Not both.

Gouramis are by nature territorial. Introducing another species may introduce more aggression problems.
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