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    Default Pygmy vs. Sparkling Gouramis


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    Are they the same thing? When you Google search Sparkling Gourami one of the results is the Wikipedia page for Pygmy Gourami but then again what does Google know?

    I'm just wondering because when looking at my stock list on AqAdvisor, one of the warnings said that when sparkling Gouramis begin to breed they may become too aggressive for Oto Cats. I'll include a photo of my fish, I just don't know what kind of Gourami they are!


    Sorry for the blurry quality, they don't like to stay still!

    1/2 Gal. Vase Veil Tail Betta (Ty) -- My little sister's
    1 Gal. Vase Veil Tail Betta (Felix)
    10 Gal. Fancy Guppies, 11 Ghost Shrimp, 1 Oto Cat
    15 Gal. 1 Grey Marble Angel, 5 Peppered Corys, 3 HY511 Tetras, 2 Oto Cats
    40 Gal. 2 Gold Pearl-scale Angels, 3 Sparkling Gouramis, 2 C120 Corys, 2 Peppered Corys, 1 Axel Rodi Cory, 5 Oto Cats

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    Trichopsis pumila:

    http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/gourami/sparkling.php

    Sparkling and Pygmy are one and the same and not to be confused with the:

    Licorice Gourami (Parosphromenus deissneri):

    http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/p...orice-gourami/

    Both can be aggressive at breeding time. Sparkling gourami, at least the ones I've kept, have blue eyes.

    I'd make the otos have plenty of places to hide.
    Last edited by Taurus; 01-06-2013 at 04:16 PM.

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    Okay thank you!!

    1/2 Gal. Vase Veil Tail Betta (Ty) -- My little sister's
    1 Gal. Vase Veil Tail Betta (Felix)
    10 Gal. Fancy Guppies, 11 Ghost Shrimp, 1 Oto Cat
    15 Gal. 1 Grey Marble Angel, 5 Peppered Corys, 3 HY511 Tetras, 2 Oto Cats
    40 Gal. 2 Gold Pearl-scale Angels, 3 Sparkling Gouramis, 2 C120 Corys, 2 Peppered Corys, 1 Axel Rodi Cory, 5 Oto Cats

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