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  1. Default Gouramis: solo, pairs, or harem?


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    i want a pearl gourami for my 29 gallon community with:

    4 glowlight tetras
    6 neon tetras
    2 otocinclus
    2 bolivian rams

    Heavily planted

    which is very roughly 22 inches of fish atm.

    a solo pearl gourami would top off the stocking nicely

    BUT then i was thinking.. the solo male would have no purpose in life without a lady friend.

    so do i push the stocking limit with a pair

    or is solo fine?

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    if i were you, i wouldn't get any gouriami's for that tank upp the schools on the tetras. i had a gouriami in the tank with small tetras and they would hide. If you were to get a gouriami, for that small of a tank, i would only put one. they are highly territorial, and are not recomended to have more that 2 in maybe a highly planted 50 g.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greedythief
    i want a pearl gourami for my 29 gallon community with:

    4 glowlight tetras
    6 neon tetras
    2 otocinclus
    2 bolivian rams

    Heavily planted

    which is very roughly 22 inches of fish atm.

    a solo pearl gourami would top off the stocking nicely

    BUT then i was thinking.. the solo male would have no purpose in life without a lady friend.

    so do i push the stocking limit with a pair

    or is solo fine?
    also, in america it is highly uncommon to get a female gouriami, they generally only import the males, and they can be hard to sex.
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    "Dang and i was worried about cats in my tank...." - genocidex
    "Hahahahah, I meant Dg, dwarf gourami." - Shootemz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootemz
    also, in america it is highly uncommon to get a female gouriami, they generally only import the males, and they can be hard to sex.
    That's true for dwarf gouramis. Not so much for Pearl gouramis, and blue/gold/opalines. They're sexable by the size and shape of the dorsal fin, and it's pretty common to find both genders.

    To the OP: I would get a single fish. You don't want to do a pair, and while 1M/2-3F is supposed to work I don't think a 29g would be enough room. I have a trio of female pearl gouramis in my 75g and it works okay, but they still chase each other around from time to time so it's good that there's enough space.
    300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
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    70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
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    29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
    10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails

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    +1 to the above - a pair will not work due to aggression, and your tank would be too cramped for a harem to get along well...

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