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    I just entered a stocking list on Aqadvisor for a 75G. I entered 5 pearl gourami along with other fish in my list. It advised that the Pearls may be too aggressive when they start to breed to co-exist with some fish, specifically the cardinal, candy cane, diamond, emperor, pencil fish and black neon, which are on my list. No problem noted with congos or corys. If anyone here has a M/F mix of Pearls have you found this to be true for them? The pearls are on my second round of stocking so I still have time to change this decision after the first order of fish are in the tank.
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    Pearls are quite docile fish that won't mate that quickly/easy. I also would be more afraid they would be agressive towards the other pearls when they would pair up and mate.
    I've had only a pair though. Beautiful fish! Regards Aad
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    I had five pearls in a 55g for a long time--three males and two females. Not the ideal ratio, but that's what I had. They spawned frequently, almost constantly. And yes, they do get a bit nasty--they really don't like anyone around their bubble nests. That said, I would think that in a 75g you'll be OK. There was a lot of sparring and chasing in my 55, and the females got pretty stressed at times, but nobody every got hurt or killed. Chasing of other species was incidental. Again, I think that in a 75g there will be plenty of escape room, so I say go for it!

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    I will be ordering my pearls from TWS (2") and they do not guaranty male or female fish. You can ask and they will try but no promises. So, I was thinking of either getting 2 or 3 instead of 5. I would prefer to have either 1M and 1F or 1M and 2F but what happens if they send me 2 M and 1F? She would get chased and stressed out. So, would I just be better off ordering only 2 and see what they send? My other top water level fish will be Congos and Black Neons if that makes a difference.
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    2" pearls are probably too young to sex, I'm afraid

    I'm with Tom, get 5
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    I guess I will go for 5 then. If there becomes a problem as they get more mature I can always move a few over to my other 75G, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    2" pearls are probably too young to sex, I'm afraid

    I'm with Tom, get 5
    About how big do they need to get in order to be able to sex them?
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