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Old 01-08-2011, 05:02 PM   #1
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Pearl Gourami alone... should I get him a mate?

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I'm new to this forum and very excited about all I've learned from going back and reading old threads. Something has been on my mind thought lately re: my tank so I thought I should take the plunge and post my first thread...

I had a male and female pearl gourami pair for quite some time in my 65 gallon aquarium. About 6 months ago, the female died from unknown causes. Since then I've wondered if my leftover guy needs a new mate or not. Also, he is pretty large and the females that I've seen for sale at the lfs are always quite a bit smaller, but I don't know if that matters or not. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:07 PM   #2
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Hey, I'm new here too!

I think you could get 1 or 2 females.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:35 PM   #3
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Hey man! Thanks for the reply... I see you have gouramis too. What kind do you have in your tank?
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:58 PM   #4
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Pearls....1 male and 2 females in a 45.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:22 PM   #5
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Maybe go for 2-3 females that way your male won't stress them out as much if he follows them about
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if u have the space might as well in my experience they are always are more lively when they have a few of the same species
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Thanks for the tips! Once I get my water quality stabilized I will probably try to get a couple of females for him.
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