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Thread: Giant Gourami

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    Default Giant Gourami

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    Has any one had a giant Gourami. I have had about every other type. Would like to try a giant. I have a 180 gal tank that he/she could go in. What do you all think. The LFS can order me one.

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    Giant gourami grow to a very bulky 2ft...a 180G tank is minimal for one. I would personally suggest you plan for down the road upgrading to a ~300ish gallon tank which is 8ft long and 30" wide with atleast a 2ft debth. Otherwise they are awesome fish, they are best kept with large cichlids and the like as many of them have a nasty temperment toward other fish.
    3x75 gallons|2x55 gallons|2x50 gallons|3x40 gallons|1x29 gallon|1x10 gallon

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    They are awesome and live 20+ years,but as stated are aggressive when larger and eat alot of food.Here is a pic of my old giant.
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    I think I will get one. How soon will I need that 300 gal tank. I have to use the 180 gal tank. My wife said it has been empty for a year now. And if I don't use it soon she will try her hand at setting it up. If she does that i will end up with a 180 gal goldfish tank. can not let that happen.

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    Mine had grown from a three inch fish into a fourteen inch fish in six months.That was on a diet if frozen/thawed peas and carrots ,hihari spirulina wafers and cichlid pellets,raw table shrimp,scallops.Tankmates were two bichers,and a marble achara catfish.It eventually killed most everything i put in the tank except the catfish which the gourami could not fit into the LAIR.Fast schooling fish would be a good tankmate as the giants are not fish eaters,giant danio's,large rainbows,medium to large barbs,and tetras.
    Last edited by skullduggery1; 06-21-2011 at 12:44 PM.

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    I never had a giant gourami but I had 2 snakeskins that got to be about 10-12 inches long each. They were a REAL handful constantly jumping out of the tank during feedings and splashing around. Fun to watch though.
    75G Planted Blue Themed Community Tank:
    Neon Tetras, Blue Platties, Blue Guppies, Blue Snails, & a pleco
    with 4 hang off breeder tanks for Blue/Red Platty Project

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    I have Snakeskin In a 75 gal they are great fish

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