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Old 08-04-2018, 04:34 PM   #11
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Is there a difference between rhe colour of the fish (blur/neon/pearl/ref flame/honey) and the type of fish that it is? If that makes sense. Is there a difference in their care/food?

not really sure what you mean by different type of fish based on colour. could you word it differently or try to explain what you mean?


for care there are very slight differences in each type of gourami but over all every gourami i have kept has adapted or was suited for the water i have here.



blue gourami/gold
temp 72-82
ph 6-8.8
kh 4-18


honey gourami/neon and most other dwarf species

temp 72-82
ph 6-7.5
kh 4-10


chocolate gourami
temp 75-86
ph 6-7.6
kh 2-4


pearl gourami
temp 75-86
ph 6.5-8
kh 5-18


for the most part they fall in the same ranges for temp, ph and kh with a few like chocolate and pearl gouramis liking just slightly higher temps. now for feeding i havent found any difference in any gourami. they all need flake food that has a bit of algae in it as that is partly what they eat in nature and they also need a meaty diet like bloodworms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. ive even given mine common earthworms just to see if they would eat it and sure enough they did. i feed flakes once per day and every 3 days i do a small feeding of frozen bloodworms in the morning and a small feeding of frozen brine shrimp in the afternoon.
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:36 AM   #12
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not really sure what you mean by different type of fish based on colour. could you word it differently or try to explain what you mean?


for care there are very slight differences in each type of gourami but over all every gourami i have kept has adapted or was suited for the water i have here.



blue gourami/gold
temp 72-82
ph 6-8.8
kh 4-18


honey gourami/neon and most other dwarf species

temp 72-82
ph 6-7.5
kh 4-10


chocolate gourami
temp 75-86
ph 6-7.6
kh 2-4


pearl gourami
temp 75-86
ph 6.5-8
kh 5-18


for the most part they fall in the same ranges for temp, ph and kh with a few like chocolate and pearl gouramis liking just slightly higher temps. now for feeding i havent found any difference in any gourami. they all need flake food that has a bit of algae in it as that is partly what they eat in nature and they also need a meaty diet like bloodworms, brine shrimp and tubifex worms. ive even given mine common earthworms just to see if they would eat it and sure enough they did. i feed flakes once per day and every 3 days i do a small feeding of frozen bloodworms in the morning and a small feeding of frozen brine shrimp in the afternoon.
Apologies for not making myself clear. You hit the nail on the head though. I meant the differences between the different types of Gourami.

Thank you for explaining all of that though.

As for the bloodworms, are dried ones okay?
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:31 PM   #13
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I need help telling the difference between male and female powder blue dwarf gourami. I'm pretty sure that he/she is a male but his stomach is swollen a if he was pregnant. The swelling just started yesterday he used to look like this.
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Iím 99% sure itís a male. The fin has a point, even though itís rounded at the tip.
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