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Old 04-01-2008, 01:49 PM
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I've just seen a Golden Gourami at the LFS....very pretty. I read conflicting info. Some say suitable for many tankmates...other info says "nasty". Has anyone ever kept one?
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Old 04-01-2008, 03:45 PM
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They are similar to the blue, green, opaline gourami. I have kept all at one time or another. They can be aggressive. I had them in big tanks with fish of similar size. The males chase the females quite heavily and fight with other males. They can be mercy less to smaller fish! I won't keep them anymore! I recently bought a Sunset dwarf gourami just to see what it will do................
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:08 PM
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I was considering adding one to the tank with the Kribs and the Red Eyed Tetras....I guess it's not a good idea!!!
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10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
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29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:19 PM
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Sharon............It is hard to say wether it would work out or not. If the gourami was small when added, it might work. You won't know until you try
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Old 04-01-2008, 04:57 PM
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I hate taking risks, Dano ..especially when I have nowhere for the fish to go, if it doesn't work. I'm assuming if that tank doesn't work, neither will the 55...........
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29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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Old 04-01-2008, 07:23 PM
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well i have 2 opelines and one gold in my tank with kribs and barbs. They are fine. You should be fine aslong as their is only one if not you need to make shure you have 2 females and one male.
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the 55 and 10 with tetras should work.
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Old 04-02-2008, 06:08 AM
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I haven't kept them myself Sharon, but this is a coincidence - the last few dys I have been thinking of getting either a gold or pearl gourami to have in a tank on its own - but this would mean that I would have to buy a bigger tank.

I don't think a gold gour. in your 55 would work because of your Angel fish.

How big are your tetras now? I wouldn't keep a gold g. in with small fish.

Like Dano said - you can't be absolutely sure either way I guess - it can depend on the gouramis personality, just like cichlids/bettas etc. Gold G. do seem to get more aggressive as they get older/bigger.

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Posted by Josh: the 55 and 10 with tetras should work.

Josh! if you mean a 10 gall. tank - Gold gouramis get far too big & should not be kept in a 10 gall.
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Old 04-02-2008, 10:40 AM
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Go for it, Bernie. You know you need another tank!!!
The Red Eyes are ranging from 1 inch and bigger. Most have grown well, but there is one who is only about .5 inch. They have a reputation for being able to take care of themselves, which is why I considered adding the Gourami....Actually I'd be a little worried that they may pick on the Gourami........Ah, decisions, decisions!!!
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5 gal...Pete, (Betta)
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10 gal...Female Betta Sororiety
10 gal... Neons, Glolights and Cardinals, 1 Oto
10 gal... Ram Pair
29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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Old 04-02-2008, 04:06 PM
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but gold for me max out sround 3-4 but you are right the 10 is not going to work. Berine i think you should go for the perl. because they are less agressive and smaller.
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