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    I purchased two gouramis yesterday, one blue and one Orange/gold. The blue one is being aggressive with the Orange one but they were in the same tank at the store. Should I be concerned?

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    Trichogaster trichopterus, which comes in color variants such as your blue and gold fish, as well as others, is known to be quite aggressive towards each other and other gouramis. How large is the tank you have them in? If the tank is too small, the two of them together may not work.
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    Yes you should be concerned. Brhino is absolutely right. Most of the time two gouramis won't do well in the same tank.
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    indeed different gouramis will generaly fight, i heard they are related to bettas
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    I have a 30 gallon and they are the only two I have. Ugh! I wish I had done my homework. It was an impulse buy. Sure wish the sales person at petsmart would have known better. I feel so bad for the gold one. Not sure what to do.

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    bring it back asap i know u must love it but its the best thing, or bring the other one back it truely shouldnt matter. the point is get one out asap.
    unless u have another tank you can put it in idk
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    Agreed your only real choice is to return one of the fish.

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    maybe you could place a tank divider between the two??
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    tank divider would have to be a temp fix and even still i think its a bit bad since it would restrict the gourami's swim space. mine loves to swim to and from each side of the tank all day long. i wouldnt dare restrict its space lol
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