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  1. Default Good gourami to keep with pearl gourami?


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    My tank is 55 gallons and since an angelfish didn't work with my pearl gourami, I moved the angel and decided I would get another gourami instead.
    These are my options:
    Moonlight Gourami
    Opaline Gourami

    Or if neither will work would another pearl be fine?

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    Getting another gourami may be a bad idea. I tried that before doing any research and found out that most gourami's are very aggressive. I know honey gourami's are pretty peaceful. Regardles of the different types you will be rolling the dice with two of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loller View Post
    My tank is 55 gallons and since an angelfish didn't work with my pearl gourami, I moved the angel and decided I would get another gourami instead.
    These are my options:
    Moonlight Gourami
    Opaline Gourami

    Or if neither will work would another pearl be fine?
    Pearl gouramis are group oriented fish, in my experience. In a 55 I would keep 3 or 4, one of which being a male.

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    +1 to rodm81; you never know about Gouramis. The Moonlight is supposed to be peaceful but the Opaline is still the three spot as a color-morph and one of the most aggresive.

    You would be wiser to follow jaysee's advice and try the group of three or four Pearls.
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    The only two "peaceful" gourami species I know of that can potentially be kept in multiples in a single tank are honey and pearl gouramis. Since the pearl grows to more than double the length and many times the size of the honey gourami, I would just stick with pearls. For a 55 gallon you might be able to do one male and 2 females, or a pair.

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    Ok, sounds great. Ill get a pair, but I don't want them to breed, since babies will probably get eaten.
    Do they need certain conditions or can they breed in a community tank?

    @madagascar: I have 2 chocolate gouramis and they aren't at all aggressive. I was reccomended to get 4, but I decided to get 2 more on my next visit.

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    I'm just going to ask for a female pearl gourami since there shouldn't be aggression either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loller View Post
    I'm just going to ask for a female pearl gourami since there shouldn't be aggression either way.
    It's best to be able to sex fish yourself - it's the only way to be sure you are going to get what you want. It is very easy to sex them, even though the sexual dimorphism is minimal.

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    They won't be easy to sex at this age, I'm afraid. Why didn't your angel get along with the gourami?

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    Default Good gourami to keep with pearl gourami?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    They won't be easy to sex at this age, I'm afraid.
    At what age? Did I miss something? I've never not been able to sex them, and I've bought some small ones. I've never seen them for sale so small that they were unsexable.
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