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Old 05-11-2006, 09:10 PM   #1
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kissing gouramis.....do they get hurt when they kiss???

when gouramis kiss, is this a playful, friendly gesture????

or it is an aggressive act?
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Old 05-11-2006, 09:13 PM   #2
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Agression, I believe.
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so we should NOT keep 2 or more kissing gouramis together???
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so we should NOT keep 2 or more kissing gouramis together???
Between their own species I think its a territory thing, hence kissing gourami. If they start "kissing" any other fish though, thats when its time to worry.
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It is due to territorial/aggression. They generally don't seem to bother other fish but you just never know with each individual's personality.
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They are not technically kissing, but fighting. Kind of like when deer lock antlers when they fight.
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and all this time i thought they were just exercising their jaws
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so basically it is BAD to see two kissing?? and we should avoid it?
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It's not necessarily bad, but you should watch the aggression factor.
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