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Old 09-27-2013, 01:24 AM   #1
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Gourami bully!

I just got a dwarf gourami and he is already picking in the platies. Is it normal for them to get territorial? It seems as if he only nips when they go near a specific area of the tank!
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Old 09-27-2013, 02:00 AM   #2
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Gouramis are indeed territorial fish but generally if you've got a good size tank they won't normally follow and harass other fish.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:48 AM   #3
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Very common for a Gourami to to do that.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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I had a DG in a 50-gallon community tank. I didn't notice him bullying, but my cories became a LOT more active immediately after he died (dwarf gourami disease).
I bet he was a bully.
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Old 09-29-2013, 11:26 PM   #5
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Just an update! My DG is really territorial around a specific fake hair plant and the whole right wall of my aquarium! His aggression really spikes when he gets blood worms! Haha! Here's a pic of him (it's a pretty bad pic though)

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The water isn't cloudy like that anymore, but sorry enjoy his tiny cuteness!
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