Aquarium Forum
 


Menu
  · Tropical Fish Home
· Fish News
· Aquarium Forum
· Calculators
· Free Aquarium Ebook
· Feedback
· Photo gallery
· Plant species
· Tropica Plant DB
Tropical fish species
· By Common name
· By Scientific name
Tropical Marine fish
· By Common name
· By Scientific name

Articles
  · African Cichlids
· Algae Control
· Aquarium Decoration
· Aquarium Resources
· Aquatic Plants
· Barb Fish
· Betta Fish
· Breeding Fish
· Catfish
· Central American Cichlids
· Cichlids
· Clownfish
· Corals
· Corydoras Catfish
· Discus Fish
· Dwarf Cichlids
· Fish Diseases
· Frogs and Turtles
· Goby Fish
· Goldfish
· Gourami
· Invertebrates
· Jellyfish
· Killiefish
· Lake Victoria Cichlids
· Livebearers
· Malawi Cichlids
· Marine Aquariums
· Marine Aquarium Fish
· Other Fish
· Pleco
· Predatory Fish
· Photography
· Pond Fish
· Responsible Fish Keeping
· Rainbow Fish
· Shark Fish
· South American Cichlids
· Tanganyika Cichlids
· Tetra Fish
· Tropical Fish Food

User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    51

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default Keeping dwarf gouramis


    0 Not allowed!
    In a 30g tank could I keep 1 male Gold Honey Dwarf Gourami (Trichogaster chuna) and 2 Female Coral Blue Dwarf Gouramis (Colisa lalia).

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Lancaster County
    Posts
    1,461

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    You needed one! - korith   For being a fish aphrodisiac... - Scrup   for all your trouble with your mother ... - mermaidwannabe   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    with what else? I dont see why not as long as you are SURE that the lalias are female and you have the stocking room. Females are silver with very slight patterns that you can see if you shine the light on them just right. Make sure there are areas for them to claim as their individual homes also. They like the security of having a spot that's all theirs. If there are enough spots they wont have to fight over them.
    10gal Betta Tank - Skye the crowntail and Squiggles the deformed albino cory
    10gal Tank- Glofish
    75gal- Everything

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    51

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I also have neon tetras, guppies and some red cherry shrimp.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Second left after the Haggis Farm
    Posts
    3,980

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Merry Christmas - Cliff   Merry Christmas - mommy1   Merry Christmas - KingFisher   Happy New Year - mommy1   Thanks! - pRED   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Short answer :NO

    Gouramis do not work in multiples unless in a 70G+ tank with loadsa plants. Talking from quite a bit of gourami experience here. One will always hassle the other until it dies. No matter what sex it is, I had a female before who killed the other male, female and angel fish. They are aggressive fish who can be highly territorial.
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Lancaster County
    Posts
    1,461

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    You needed one! - korith   For being a fish aphrodisiac... - Scrup   for all your trouble with your mother ... - mermaidwannabe   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    You could try it, but have a back-up plan. I usually have pretty god luck with gouramis getting along, but maybe im just extremely lucky. I have 2f 1m too. Watch them in the store closely for 10-15mins before you buy them. Choose ones that are healthy, dont show any aggression in that time frame, and are appealing to you. Make sure the store takes fish back before you buy them, so that if it doesnt end up working you know you can take problem ones back. If you follow these rules and also the one i previously stated about individual hidey spots (plants, caves) i think you have a pretty good chance. I suggest 2 spots per gourami in this case. They wont claim them all, but they will have a nice selection of what to choose and wont have to fight at all in that aspect. :)
    10gal Betta Tank - Skye the crowntail and Squiggles the deformed albino cory
    10gal Tank- Glofish
    75gal- Everything

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Southern Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    203

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    In MY experience more than 1 gouramis (of any kind) doesn't work. I am down to 1 female pearl gouramis and my other tank I have 1 dwarf. Even with the male and female combo I found it did not work. i couldn't stand seeing the male bully the female so I rehomed him.
    Allergic to all things furry.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    14

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I have 2 Dwarf Gouramis in my tank they are both males and the tank is only 20G have had them there for about 3 weeks havnt had any problems at all with mine they swim around together it almost looks like they are schooling fish (WHICH THEY ARE NOT)
    20 Gallon Community

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Derby, UK
    Posts
    36

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    I would be cautious and avoid keeping them together. Yes, it may work out. But perhaps only for a short time, and just think of how bad you'll feel if you end up with a dead gourami. They may look like they're getting along during the day, but once the lights get out that's usually when they get most aggressive.
    16.5G - Rummynose Tetra, Red Cherry Shrimp, Assassin Snails

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Red Deer, AB, Canada
    Posts
    1,783

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    You need gifts!!  Happy New Year! :) - Ellen4God   Thanks for the heads up on tank size - Intentional or not  :-P - 850R   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo0508
    I have 2 Dwarf Gouramis in my tank they are both males and the tank is only 20G have had them there for about 3 weeks havnt had any problems at all with mine they swim around together it almost looks like they are schooling fish (WHICH THEY ARE NOT)
    Looks like the tank is uncycled and they have better things to do to survive than to fight each other. When the cycle is done, they'll show their true colours. This is only a speculation in my point though (that the tank is cycling)

    No is the answer for keeping multiple gouramis. Even if it does work now, you'll never know when the dominant gourami will shred the other one to death.
    Da name's Paul. Not Dave. ROFL

    Learn to give and take. That's how things should always work.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    42,933

    Awards Showcase

    Latest gifts & ribbons:

    Member of the month, a toast is in order. - Strider199   Sorry about your blood parrot :-( - ~firefly~   For this; http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/showthread.php?t=111325 - Strider199   :-) - ~firefly~   Happy mother's day! Enjoy one on me LOL - imma24   
    Childhood Cancer - hobbs   World Trade Center Victims and Heroes - Fireworks Safety - hobbs   Myasthenia Gravis - Ovarian Cancer - Sexual Assault - Substance Abuse - Lady Hobbs   Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - Lady Hobbs   Arthritis - Child Abuse - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - Dystonia - Education - Free Speech - Interstitial Cystitis - ME/CFIDS - Reye's Syndrome - Save the Music - Teens Against Smoking - Victim's Rights - Water Quality - Lady Hobbs   

    Default


    0 Not allowed!
    No here as well. No point, IMO, of getting fish we know won't get along just to try it?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •