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Old 01-02-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Gouramii Fish.

I picked up a couple Gouramii the other day, one is pink and one is blue. The blue one is very lively while the pink just looks to sulk around the tank, does this sound right?
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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I picked up a couple Gouramii the other day, one is pink and one is blue. The blue one is very lively while the pink just looks to sulk around the tank, does this sound right?
Any chance of a pic?

Do you know what type of gourami they are? Honey, dwarf, opaline etc?
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:12 PM   #3
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Not very sure of what type is they are a new fish to me.
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I think the one in the picture is a Pink Kissing Gourami. Do you have one of the blue one?
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:20 PM   #5
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I think the one in the picture is a Pink Kissing Gourami. Do you have one of the blue one?
+1 on that was just about to comment lol
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:22 PM   #6
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Yea, the blue one is spotted and really is starting to bother me, he is harassing a few of the other fish in the tank.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:24 PM   #7
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I think it's a blue opaline gourami.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:25 PM   #8
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Looks like a 3 spot,

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_spot_gourami
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:26 PM   #9
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Yea, the blue one is spotted and really is starting to bother me, he is harassing a few of the other fish in the tank.
That's what they tend to do. My friend has one and it started nipping fins.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:27 PM   #10
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I have a dwarf gourami, they can be very territorial. Hopefully he will find a space in the tank to call his own and stop bugging everyone. They like hiding places too, little caves and stuff.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:29 PM   #11
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Quick Q...

What size tank are they in?

The three spot (definite ID needed, very sure tho) need large planted tanks with lots of spaces to hide in etc:

Check the link I posted and go to the "in the aquarium" section.

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At the moment I have a 20 gallon. Do you think this is bad for the fish?
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At the moment I have a 20 gallon. Do you think this is bad for the fish?
It hard for me to say really mate, I'm not the most experienced when it comes to the best tank sizes.

I'd keep a close eye on em, also do you know their sexes?

If they are both males they will be aggressive toward one another I believe
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It might not be that there's not enough room for health, just that there's two gouramis in a 20 gallon, and not enough room for territory.
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It might not be that there's not enough room for health, just that there's two gouramis in a 20 gallon, and not enough room for territory.
Very good answer!

Forgot to mention territory lol, thanks Sisserydoo!
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Yea, I see exactly what you mean. The pink one however is very calm.
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Try this link to help determine the sex

Remember 2 males is gonna be trouble lol

http://freshaquarium.about.com/od/fishqa/f/faq2060.htm
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From what I'm understanding, the spotted one is a male, the pink one is a female.
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From what I'm understanding, the spotted one is a male, the pink one is a female.
Ok that's what I thought too but again I'm not very experienced lol.

Well the male will be aggressive and territorial, maybe try getting some plants that block lines of sight across the tank?

And maybe a few hiding spots, I used coconut shells an mopani covered in Anubias to block sight and give all my fish ample room to flee too (even though they swarm my hand when I'm in the tank lol!)
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Do you have any pictures of your tank?
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