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Old 06-25-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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Scored a free 16 gallon bow front aquarium on craigslist today that was BRAND NEW IN BOX (THANK YOU garage sale!)
And stopped at petco on the way home for stocking ideas.
Poor guorami was in a tank with platys who were trying to nip him unmercifully.
Told the staff that I was rescuing him, and got him for free!!
Will pot a pic once he is set up after transferring all the substrate and filter media from my 10 gal. (hello hospital tank!!)
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cool,what kind?
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Looks to be a half breed, almost blue/opaline?
I really only know a LITTLE about Gouramis is besides their relationship/temperament to bettas

[edit] not blue....what was I thinking... Fire/opaline...
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:04 PM   #4
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ok,thats neat.
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just make sure to change the water daily while its cycling since theres a fish involved!
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I have a spare filter that is seeded. Been running it on my 30 gallon for a hospital tank, but its his now! Insta-cycle!
Incidentally... Anyone know how guoramis do with harlequin rasboras and shrimp?
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Can anyone give me an ID to him?
Not the BEST pic (coloring only basically,, but all I can do for now...
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:46 PM   #8
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He looks like a dwarf to me . I have a male and female betta in a 36 g bow with dwarf gouramis and they are great together . Some people will tell you differently but I think the temperament depends on the individual fish although some breeds are naturally more aggressive then others . I believe that it also depends on how good of a habitat they are in. If there's lots of plants and hiding spaces they feel more comfortable .
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Looks like a dwarf we need to see the other end. Good luck with him.
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He is a dwarf. Just can't tell his parentage.
Here. He posed. Lol
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maybe a dwaf fire gourami and a neon blue dwarf gourami?
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Looks like a neon blue dwarf to me
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With a whoooooole lot of red in him too! Lol
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I have a spare filter that is seeded. Been running it on my 30 gallon for a hospital tank, but its his now! Insta-cycle!
Incidentally... Anyone know how guoramis do with harlequin rasboras and shrimp?
Congrats on the new dwarf gourami ! I have 2 red fire dwarf gouramis with 6 harlequin rasboras in a 60 gallon tank now. They all seem to get along together well. I haven't had any experience with shrimp though so I can't help you there. Have fun with the dwarf gourami .
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He is in with some danios from one of my other tanks. And everyone seems to be staying towards the bottom....
DEFINITELY need some tall plants! Lol
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They will be just fine. It'll take about a day or two for them to get "Aquainted" but they will be just fine. I have 2 DG and 2 Neon blue DG. Love 'em
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The plants I swapped fro. The other tanks are short, to the top half of the tank is literally just open space, and it's 16" tall.
So I was thinking the plants not only for the fishes sanity, but for simple aesthetics.

Looks like he is a neon blue: http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...981&siteid=21&

[edit] SHE...lol. Rounded dorsal fin. Maybe I should get a male too....
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Not even joking, but I came home to find my mystery snail stuck in the filter intake. He perished sometime today, unable to get his syphon out of the intake...how WEIRD is that?
At least I caught it before he fouled the water RIP
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Not even joking, but I came home to find my mystery snail stuck in the filter intake. He perished sometime today, unable to get his syphon out of the intake...how WEIRD is that?
At least I caught it before he fouled the water RIP
that sucks
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He lived a good life full of leftovers and algae wafers before this
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