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    Sorry if I'm sounding argumentative, I'm just stating what I think and don't think. I know it isn't my gobies... Two of them have small mouths for their size, and the third is shy. I know they're opportunistic, though... One of them ate a small minnow and three tadpoles. He tried to eat a cory, but he's learned that they have armor and are not good food, and he leaves everything else alone.
    I'm using the gourami as a sort of centerpiece fish until I stock my schools up a bit, and I'm considering replacing this gold with a pearl, just in case...
    I'm really not sure what it could have been. I'm thinking that the pearl was killed by the minnows and blind tetras, and maybe the blue just wasn't in good shape? It got out of the acclimation bag too soon, because I opened the lid to check on it and it jumped out.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    I'm almost 130% sure that your minnows and Blind Cave Tetras didn't kill your Pearl Gourami.
    Adventures in Aquaria - The KevinVA Story

    When in doubt, ask yourself... W.W.L.S (What would Lee Say)?

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    Default Something's killing only gouramis?


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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinVA View Post
    I'm almost 130% sure that your minnows and Blind Cave Tetras didn't kill your Pearl Gourami.
    I'm only 128% sure.

    Pearl gouramis are group oriented fish - it is stressful for them to be kept singly. They are not like their 3 spot cousins, which do best alone, or in a pair not trio in a large tank.

    If a fish is not acclimated well enough it will die quickly.
    Last edited by jaysee; 06-05-2013 at 04:23 PM.
    125 - big fish - BGK
    125 - cichlid community - cichlids (red severums, chanchitos, bolivian rams, blue acara, chocolate), rainbows (yellow, turquoise, red and boesmani), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis, golden wonder killis
    90 - african community - Congo tetras, african knife, african butterflies, spotted ctenopoma, palmas bichir, african featherfin
    10 - female pink convict
    5 - betta/ADFs

    QTs - 2x29, 20H, 20L

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    Hmm... Apparently my gourami care sources are unreliable. And it probably was the whole jumped-out-of-the-bag thing that got the blue... Poor little guy.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishkeeper View Post
    Hmm... Apparently my gourami care sources are unreliable. And it probably was the whole jumped-out-of-the-bag thing that got the blue... Poor little guy.
    Always best to talk to people who actually keep the fish that you are interested in. There can be a considerable gap between theory and practice, and fish keeping is no exception. You're not the first person to bring something like this to the table, and you most certainly won't be the last.

    If the fish jumped out of the bag and died within 5 minutes, then yes I would agree with you that that is probably what did it. Otherwise, that isn't why it died. Though, I suppose it's better for you to think that than the alternative - that your stocking decisions killed the fish. You're so sure you know what didn't kill them, and yet you are clinging to these ridiculous theories, like death by blind cave tetra, low oxygen content in the water and now poor acclimation. I think you just don't want to see it for what it is.
    125 - big fish - BGK
    125 - cichlid community - cichlids (red severums, chanchitos, bolivian rams, blue acara, chocolate), rainbows (yellow, turquoise, red and boesmani), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis, golden wonder killis
    90 - african community - Congo tetras, african knife, african butterflies, spotted ctenopoma, palmas bichir, african featherfin
    10 - female pink convict
    5 - betta/ADFs

    QTs - 2x29, 20H, 20L

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    I'm sorry, but I actually don't think the other fish killed the blue. If I did, I'd immediately find new homes for the potential culprits, but I just don't think that's what happened. The most 'aggression' I see in this tank at the moment is two male pencilfish chasing eachother in circles to see who gets to court a female, the bettas are getting along just fine, and the gobies don't even go after the tiny pygmy cats.
    I actually saw the tetras attacking my other fish after they apparently killed the pearl. Also, I meant to put in my first post that I know it can't have been low oxygen since gouramis can breathe air.
    I apologise if I sound like I'm trying to start an argument, it's hard to convey any sort of emotion via typing.
    I hate hearing people say "it's only a $3/$5/$1 fish/shrimp, so it's ok if it dies, I can just get another." It's still an animal! All animals should be treated like they're worth $10,000.
    29 sw: Damsel, shrimpgoby, pistol shrimp, waspfish
    65 fw: Rummies, glowlight tetras, pencilfish, darters, ottos, f betta, goby, dwarf gourami, ninjas
    29 fw: Chili rasboras, pygmy cories, P. Gertrudae

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