View Full Version : how many differents species in the trade?
03-24-2008, 07:06 PM
for whatever reason i love gouramis and have definitely made them my favorite fish. I think i might want to slowly turn my tank into an all gourami tank or mainly gouramis with some schooling fish. I already have a pink kisser, a pearl, and a blue gourami. About how many other species are there?
03-24-2008, 07:10 PM
theres tons, my guess is 50+
03-24-2008, 07:13 PM
im not counting varities or color morphs, and just thinking of the more common ones, has anyone had any experience with a bunch of different gouramis together?
03-24-2008, 07:15 PM
one of the FW LFS i go to has a gourami show tank, they have probably 25 gouramis in one tank, all different species like pearl, dwarf, kissing, etc. they all seem to get along
03-24-2008, 07:18 PM
so it is possible, cool! i thought i was already pushing my limit with 3 different species. Do you know if they kept the tank to females or mixed genders?
03-24-2008, 07:27 PM
I would say that there are 15-25 common species and an additional 50-100 species that is seen every now and than. There might even be more.
Mostly because what is usally seen as one species often are several species.
The giant gourami is usually one of 4 species.
The chocolate gourami is usally one of 5 species
And the list goes on.
03-24-2008, 07:46 PM
erik, i think it was mixed gender but to be safe i would get only females
03-24-2008, 07:56 PM
i think thats what i'll do since thats what i have experience with, and thx for the input william.
now i guess i just got to research a little and see which are most attractive
Im not sure exactly but I heard there were 120+
03-24-2008, 09:25 PM
I can think of right now
There we go.
03-24-2008, 09:49 PM
which was the one that "croaks"?
03-24-2008, 10:08 PM
Croaking gourami (Trichopis pumila)?
aka pygme gourami
03-24-2008, 10:27 PM
thats it, thx william
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