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    Since many of you have mentioned that more than 1 male does not work well, how it is that at the LFS, the dwarf gouramis are always peacefully swimming around with each other with pretty much no hiding places and probably 10 gallons of water? The reason I ask is that the LFS sales person told me they would be fine because of the above metioned situation, and my dwarf chased around my powder blue the 1st day after i added him, but then they settled down and would swim and eat next to each other constantly. Unfortunately my dwarf has been in a hospital tank for the last month (see DG not healing! Please help! post), and I don't know if they will be as friendly if I were to put him back in. For those of you who mentioned the males not getting along, I would be interested to know how long the males were together.

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    because they're so stressed out they have no idea what to do. i saw this in the paradise fish enclosure at my LFS. the aggression gets WORSE as time progresses... after a month, it went from playful fighting with my paradise gouramis to THIS... these are my two male paradise fish, one of which [the red one] is getting re-homed tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katfish80
    probably 10 gallons of water?
    Ah yes, sounds like petsmart quality treatment. It works there because they only receive males, and cram the tank full. If you only have 2, they will almost inevitably fight. If you put an injured gourami back in, especially back in with the same one that already beat it up, the same thing will most likely happen.
    I am also against having them in such a small tank, I used to own them and they covered every square foot of a 4ft tank with ease.

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    This is because fish in fish stores come and go, they get replaced quickly so there's no time for the fish to settle/mark its territory. You might not even know which one is new and old.
    Da name's Paul. Not Dave. ROFL

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    Look for females of the dwarf gouramis if you can. Those you can pair in a ratio of 2:1 with males. They tend to have rounder bellies, are a bit smaller and are a pale silver color. That or try honey gouramis instead; they truly are gentle fish that rarely quarrel, but even so it's best to pair them in a 2:1 ratio as well as I have seen them become territorial in rare instances.

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    I would also advise no more gourami's to the tank for all the aggression issues already stated above. My daughter paid $60 for a chunk of dead coral thinking it would be "nice" in my tank. It sits on a shelf near the tank. LOL It will raise your pH as also stated.

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