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Old 02-13-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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I've read that gouramis will pick on eachother, especially males, some have said that making it a threesome can help -opinions? What about more than 3? I only have a 16 gal so I don't want that many, was just curious.

Are gouramis like cichlids where if you keep singles of different kinds they are more peaceful/solitary (not recognizing them as competition)?

I got an opaline and a dwarf banded. The banded was picked on pretty good the first night but I haven't seen any tiffs personally - I think it's only going on at night. As filler I would like to get about five lemon or diamond tetras - opinions?

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:52 PM   #2
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The type of gourami the opaline is doesn't tolerate other gouramis well at all. If they are both males one will likely end up seriously injured or dead.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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It's probably a male, the dorsal fin is long - I guess. The dwarfs are supposed to always be male - don't know the story with that. I have one more tank so I can separate them if needed.

What do you think about the small school of fish to distract the gouramis from eachother?
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