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Old 09-25-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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I Think my gouramis may be nipping each others fins. How do I stop it?
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Are they both males? OR female y male? Also, are they same species of gouramis?
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This could happen with two males in the same tank.

I like your signature mr waffles, it used to be mine too a few weeks ago! sorry to get off topic... :p
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:20 PM   #4
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Lol!!! Rofl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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I Think my gouramis may be nipping each others fins. How do I stop it?
What kind of gouramis? What sexes? How big of a tank?
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I have a gold male. 3 dwarfs. I think 2 male 1 female. How do you tell what gender they are?
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I have a gold male. 3 dwarfs. I think 2 male 1 female. How do you tell what gender they are?
The males are usually more colorful.
Could you please tell us what tank size this is?
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Males are bright and vibrant, the female are more dull. Store usually carry mostly males because they're more colorful.
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Is there any way to tell gender by the fins. 40 gallon tank.
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Is there any way to tell gender by the fins. 40 gallon tank.
Males usually have longer fins, and deeper colors IMO. Females are more dullish and smaller than males.
It could be your gold gourami bullying your dwarves.
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Ok I think I'll keep an eye on him. The 2 dwarf males are the ones that have been nipped. The female hasn't been nipped at all.
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Hmm. Your gold gourami could be a male.
Any other fish in there besides the gouramis?
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Yeah some platys
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Hmm don't see anything else that could be nipping them then...
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Yeah I will just watch them now.
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Hmmm... A possibility, a small one at that, is something ive had before. The platys could be identifying the bright colors of the male dwarfs as other male platys, and would therefore nip them. I had an issue like this with a flame dwarf and sunburt platy. However, i wouldnt put much merit into this idea. I'm just trying to gather possibilities. Whoa. Just sounded like my science teacher there. not a good sign...
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