From the article: Blue Gourami
Have you kept Blue Gouramis? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Blue Gouramis. Share Your Experiences
Another long life Blue Gourami
- I have had mine since summer 2004 which makes her 8 1/2 years old as of this posting. She is small for her age, only about 3 inches. It is kept in a 20 gallon tank. I will admit the tank hasn't always had the best water condtions from time to time which is a testament to the hardiness of this breed. I also have an 8 inch Pleco in the tank just as old.
- —Guest James C
Breeding dwarf blue gourami with gold go
- I was wondering if I could breed my gold gourami and dwarf blue gourami without separate tanks and with other fish I have 1gold gourami 1 dwarf blue gourami 4 neon fish 2 zebra danios 1angel fish and a catfish and also a irredescent shark in a 18 gallon tank with a filter and heater I live in mi,hamtramck
- —Guest Mahmood marjan
- I have had my two blues for over a year, and I love their personalities. From what I've read, I think they are two females. They don't bother the other fish, always greet me at feeding time (they are pigs!), and seem really tame. I have a 75 gallon tank ( with only about 60 gallons of water to deter jumpers), and have 3 plecos, 2 silver dollars (one over 6"), a couple bala sharks, 2 angelfish, a dragon goby, and a leopard danio. Everyone gets along great. Love when the gouramis change from pale gray to blue to turquoise. Mine are about 4.5" long and have a lot of dark blue stripey spots
- —Guest Susan
mating blue gouramis
- I have a 30 gallon tank with2 guaramis and several other fish, Just noticed that the female breast is very enlarged. Obviously in the mood. Do they need to be removed from my tank to mate or be okay. It has a filter and the other fish. Never had mating fish. Any help would be appreciated.
- —Guest Dee
- my kissers are so fun to watch- they are acting as if they are 'in the mood' but they are doing things that the opposite sex would typically do-is this normal behavior
- —Guest lauraellen
Question on gourami breed.
- Can blue and gold gouramis mate? By reading this I realized that I have two male gold gourami and a female blue.
- —Guest T. Woods
- I tried looking online about agressive females but they always mention a male being the agressive one. My tank has 2 females and no males in hopes that it would lower it. It helps but they still fight when ever they see each other. fourtunatly, their fights cause little damage but I do wish they could get along in my 56 gallon tank.
- —Guest Steve
- Well I have a male and a female Blue Dwarf Gourami and they are very compatible with the other fish I have in my tank, 17 neon tetras, 2 bristle nose suckerfish and 5 glass fish (they aren’t painted glass fish though). I had two flame red males but they were to aggressive toward my blue male and the blue male so I gave them to my friend who had 4 females. I have no idea how she got them coz I cant find any more females anywhere and I won’t buy off the internet. I have put them both in a separate tank and I am hoping that they spawn but only time will tell. ps. I live in Australia and good luck with your fish tank
- —Guest Sonya
Blue Gourami =]
- I've just bought a Blue Gourami and I'm very looking forward of keeping it. Any tips for a success keeping let me know thx =]
- —Guest matthew
One of my favorites
- I have one blue in a tank with a threespot and a platinum gourami, it's only 20 gallons and none of them fight, if you can get ahold of calmer fish, then you will be ok in a smaller tank, I definitely recommend them as a starter fish
- —Guest Johnythehobo
Changed my setup
- I had a dwarf gourami for about 5 yrs, & when he/she passed, I had just upgraded from a 5 to 20 gal. I saw the pretty Blue Opaline in the store & went for it! The tank was all Asian: Barbs, Danios, Harlequin Rasaboras, Kuhliis., but as that Blue Terror grew his filaments, he beat his tankmates until they got weak & ill. I eventually had to find what could survive with him in the tank. He passed 8 or 9 years later, but that legacy lingered 17 years as that setup is still populated by active/aggressive fish.
- —Guest corydoras cuddler
Great fresh water fish
- These fish have amazing colors and seem to have some intelligence ( think oscar). As a staple food, choose small high quality pellets. Rinsed live brine shrimp are a fave of gouramis ; with good water and food quality they can live way past their normal life span.
- —Guest Bigpsych
Old age blue gourami
- I have had a blue gourami for about 8 years now (started with 2 but lost one quite quickly). He is starting to look a bit tatty now (missing scales etc) and I was worried that he wasn't well but he looks good aside from the missing scales. My local aquatic shop said they have never heard of a blue gourami living 8 years so I wondered what other peoples experience is.
- —Guest Anna
- I love having a blue gourami in my tank. I have had one in nearly every tank I've kept. I have found though that if you have just one, and then try to add a new one later, they can get aggressive. But mine have always gotten along with smaller quicker fish like danios and barbs. I even had a female who was buddies with a betta!
- —Guest Lynx
- My red blue and Kissing Gouramis share a tank with two 8" Oscars, Clown Loaches, a ghost knife, 5 Angels, Cherry Barbs, Neon Tetras, Bristlenose Catfish. They and are in a 300 gallon tank. They all frolic together and my Oscars, Angels and Ghost knife all lay in my hand to eat. The Oscar even jumps through a mini hoop I made for live brine shrimp!! He is amazing. Hs name is Benjy, but Alice the other Oscar, won't jump for me. She just lays in my hand and bangs her head on the side of the tank. BUT only when I walk past. My dad and my brother will walk past and no one cares!! They recognize there owners I think, my fav are my Gouramis, though I bred the Blue ones and they had only 6 babies. They are so cute and I will keep 2 and give the other 4 away... I love my fish :)
- —Guest Michelle
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