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Old 07-26-2015, 04:05 PM   #21
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Very beautiful Gourami. What do you feed them?
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Old 07-26-2015, 04:18 PM   #22
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I haven't fed them yet, as I only got them this morning. I'll be away from home for two days so they'll have to fast for a bit. When I get back I'm planning on feeding them frozen brine shrimp, crushed flake food, freeze-dried blackworms, and a high quality micropellet (still to be purchased, I either want RTB or the smallest New Life Spectrum). I like these nanofish, I might get 4 more an d some blue-eyes.



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UPDATE: The fish are doing really well, except that my diamond tetras scare them and outcompete them for food. I have to put the pellets in a turkey baster and squirt them to my gouramis. I am getting rid of my diamond tetras to have a much quieter tank, and so my shyer fish can get something to eat and so my fish tank is more relaxing. My future stocking plans are a pair of Bolivian rams, a pair of appisto agassizii, 12 sparkling gouramis, and my cardinal tetras. As for plants, I'd like to switch from plastic to planted. I think I will have 1 jungle val, 1 anubias nana, 2 anubias bartieri, duckweed, maybe a crypt wendtii, and maybe some s repens.


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UPDATE: The fish are doing really well, except that my diamond tetras scare them and outcompete them for food. I have to put the pellets in a turkey baster and squirt them to my gouramis. I am getting rid of my diamond tetras to have a much quieter tank, and so my shyer fish can get something to eat and so my fish tank is more relaxing. My future stocking plans are a pair of Bolivian rams, a pair of appisto agassizii, 12 sparkling gouramis, and my cardinal tetras. As for plants, I'd like to switch from plastic to planted. I think I will have 1 jungle val, 1 anubias nana, 2 anubias bartieri, duckweed, maybe a crypt wendtii, and maybe some s repens.


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Not sure of the temperament of the sparklers compared to other dwarf gourami but gourami tend to fight with one another, 12 sounds like a fight pit lol.


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These ones are peaceful with eachother and way too small to do any damage.


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Not sure of the temperament of the sparklers compared to other dwarf gourami but gourami tend to fight with one another, 12 sounds like a fight pit lol.

I've kept groups of sparkling gourami a number of times with absolutely no issues.
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I've kept groups of sparkling gourami a number of times with absolutely no issues.

That's why I said I wasn't sure other dwarf species


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Sparklers seem to be more peaceful. I want to get a specimen container and shine a flashlight through the fish so I know how many males and females I have.


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And sparkling gouramis are not a true dwarf gourami, as they are not in the genus Microtrichogaster or Colisia. They are actually a type of croaking gourami. They scared the crap out of my mom last night after I was in bed with their croaking.


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And sparkling gouramis are not a true dwarf gourami, as they are not in the genus Microtrichogaster or Colisia. They are actually a type of croaking gourami. They scared the crap out of my mom last night after I was in bed with their croaking.


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