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Old 08-31-2012, 03:33 PM   #1
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Gourami VS Dwarf Gourami

which is better to have? i know most of the time it comes down to personal choice but in this particular decision making process i want to throw one additional factor in... when the time comes i'll be picking up a 125g or 150g AND a BGK.

i know the Dwarfs only get like 2" and would most likely be eaten by the BGK but thats just an assumption.

anyone got some input into this matter?
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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There are many species of gourami, not just dwarf gourami and gourami. With the tank space that you're going to have, I would personally pick a larger gourami than a dwarf. Pearl gouramis get larger than dwarfs, are relatively peaceful, and can be kept in groups. They should be too large to get eaten by a BGK.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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Definitely would go with the pearl as said, I have one & he's peaceful with his tank mates
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Thank you both for your input, I'll keep them in mind... Should I wait until I have the 125 to get them or will they be comfortable in a 55g for a few months maybe?
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They will be fine in a 55 gallon. No need to rush on the upgrade. You could keep a group of pearls for life in a 55 if you wanted to.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:25 PM   #6
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The 125 is coming at a great deal to me... Tank, stand, lights, in stand filter(sump I think??) pretty much everything I need for around $200 from a coworker so im gonna buy it, if I won't need it for a while I'll just store it
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:17 AM   #7
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I think moonlight gouramis or snakeskin gouramis get bigger so those are also an option.
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They sound like they look amazing... Time for google images
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