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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Howdy all! I purchased a small DWGourami with the intentions of putting him in with our Gold & Blue Gouramis. Well so far, it's not working due to the bully nature of the Goldy. Just curious as to your opinion(s), would I make a mistake by putting the Dwarf in the 10 gallon tank with our Betta? I don't want to cause undue stress to Aragorn, but as it is, the Dwarf appears to be totally subdued . Thoughts please.....
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They are both antobodies probably spelling it wrong it is like putting two male bettas together.
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I would say no. I would believe that one or both of them would harass each other constantly. And in a 10 gallon there wouldn't be ample room for them to escape when they felt they needed to.


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Pygmy Cories are great.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-27-2012, 02:43 PM
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Gouramis come from the same family that bettas come from, they are similar, but also different. It is never a good idea to put the two together, usually something bad will always happen.

Either return him, or take the gold gourami out of the tank for a bit and reintroduce him. I would try to the last option, return him if you must.

Chocolatebetta, lets keep this thread on track, the OP said nothing about cories, so please don't bring them up.


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The OP is wanting a tankmate and I am reccominding an alterintave tankmate you owe me an apology.
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'Tis Ok, No-one Needs To Apologise

I was a bit hesitant about a transfer, just wanted another opinion. Actually, I already have 2 cories as tankmates for Aragorn, and they get along greatly. I'm gonna see how it looks tomorrow, and if it's not better, probably seek an exchange. The Gold Gourami is beautiful, but his size is intimidating (6"). He constantly chases others around, particularly the Blue Gourami. We'll see....
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I would get more cories and the kfryman owes me an apology for accusing me.
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No one accused you of anything.
Mixing gouramis often is risky too, unless you have a large enough tank. Your gold gourami is probably a male, which would explain why he's acting like that. What's the tank size on the gourami tank?
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Not to be rude but kfryman sounds like an accusation.
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