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Old 08-04-2013, 08:46 AM   #1
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Gourami Trouble

I just got three gouramis for my 30 gallon tank one week ago, one is a pearl gourami who is female and the other two are opaline and platinum. The platinum gourami mercilessly chases around the opaline and nips its fins. This is stressing out the opaline so he can't develop his deep blue colors.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:49 AM   #2
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Being back the platinum? Sometimes you get an overly aggressive one
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:00 PM   #3
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You always run the risk of aggression when housing multiple gourami's especially in a small tank. IMO the best thing to do would be returning the aggressive one. You could try removing the aggressive one, adding a bunch of plants, real or fake, being sure some are very tall to break the line of sight in the tank, then readding the aggressive fish. This "sometimes" works. It's a 50/50 chance if you want to try.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:45 PM   #4
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The aggressive gourami is probably a male so returning him would be the best option.
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thank you, can I just have two gouramis and will gouramis bother angelfish?
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:44 PM   #6
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Gouramis can be pretty aggressive. They might bother your Angels. It's definitely a risk. Generally gouramis and cichlids are incompatible.
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thank you, can I just have two gouramis and will gouramis bother angelfish?

As already said it "might" work. I've kept Pearl gourami's with Angels as I've found Pearls to generally be more even tempered. Dwarf and Honey gourami's I've kept with Angels and have that combo now. Keeping two large species gourami's again "might" work. It just boils down to each fish's individual temperament.
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then what should I do?
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You can try what I said about rearranging with him out of the tank or rehome him. It has to be your choice.
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I think I will rehome him if anyone wants him around cinci you can have him.
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