From the article: Dwarf Gourami
Have you kept a Dwarf Gourami? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Dwarf Gouramis. Your knowledge could help other owners! Share Your Experiences
Dwarf Blue Gouramies
- I have two dwarf blues in a 10 gal tank together...I think they are in love! lol they have been dancing around eachother a lot and one is building a bubble nest in her hidey hole. Should I do anything about this or just leave them to it?
a bit of advice
- Always quarantine!!!!! When you get a new fish you have absolutely no idea what they have been through and they are stressed. Stress brings out disease. When I get a new fish(es) they go into my 20 gallon quarantine tank where I turn the heat up to 86f for two weeks in the event of ich/bacterial/fungus infections. If they show signs of one of these infections I add aquarium salt and treat it with the heat and salt method. I then return temp to 80F and treat proactively with praxipro for parasites. Only then do I add them to my 55 gallon. I'm recommeding this as it seems many posters are dealing with a lot of dead fish that are wiping out tanks.....if you QT a fish, they won't effect all of your other fish. No need to expose your healthy fish to a possible pathogen.
response to Guest Robert and guest room
- First off, you can keep one single dwarf in a tank - it most certainly doesn't need to be female. Actually females are no where near as beautiful as the males, they are mostly silver. One male is ok. If you wish to increase to two males...that's ok, as long as you have enough hiding places and a big enough tank. If you want to keep more, in a community tank, you will want 2 females for each male to decrease aggression and territoriality. While gouramis like floating plants, they are not necessary if you have enough hiding spots. I don't understand why everyone here has had such horrible experiences with dwarf gouramis. They are peaceful, beautiful and fairly hardy fish. I suspect that people are not doing their research, especially when it comes to tank size. Many people here are very overstocked and thats a classic newbie mistake that usually leads to failure and many deaths. As long as you do your research, you can do a tank of several species and be successful with it.
response to guest angelo
- your 5 gallon is very overstocked. i have a 5 with a betta and otto, nothing else. being overstocked leads to stress which leads to increased aggression, territoriality and weakened immunities and poor water quality. You definitely don't have enough room for that many gouramis in your tank either. Barbs are aggressive - even when kept in schools of 5 or more which is recommended. You don't have a full school. And goldfish are coldwater fish and will not survive in the type of community barbs and gouramis need. You need to get a bigger tank asap (or return your fish) and then research your fish choices before making this mistake again. Good luck!
2 dwarf Gouramis
- I just got a dwarf gourami and a powder blue dwarf gourami yesterday and I have them in a twenty gallon long with three kuhli loaves a mystery snail and a whole bunch of baby mystery snails which they like to peck off the side of the tank and try to eat them but so far they haven't managed to kill one that Im aware of
- —Guest Jevon
- I have a pair of dwarf gouramis in a five gallon tank I have floating water sprite on the surface of the water and other plants beneath they are quite hardy fish and live alone in their tank
- —Guest Love
- I have had my gourami for about 6 months now. I have a blue one a dwarf one and 2 pink kissing ones. They live happily in the tank with 2 angels and 2 albino black toed frogs. think my dwarf is pregnant (full of eggs) but I'm not sure with all the activity in the tank wether anything will come of it. I do have a separate smaller tank all set up and ready to go so I'm wondering if it's worth moving the dwarf and the blue to the new tank..... I'm presuming here that the dwarf is a female, that she's full of eggs and that the blue one is male, lol... I could be very wrong! However my angels have just laid their first batch of eggs and they were left alone by all the tank mates, although they ate their own eggs sadly, better luck next time I suppose! If anyone has any advice on the gourami situation I'd appreciate it...... shorty15_uk@Yahoo.co.uk :)
- —Guest gemz
my gouramis are fighting
- I have a 5 galloon tank with a 4 dwarf gourami, 3 tiger barb and 4 small goldfish. Are they compatible with each other? How many dwarf gourami can I put on my tank if I decide to seperate the barbs and goldfishes? Tnx.
- —Guest angelo
- I have two male gouramis in a five gallon tank they are skidish but are Beautiful I am not altogether sure that they are both males but that's the way they were sold they have no other tank mates and are doing fine
- —Guest Anonymous
- I have two flame gourmis with 4 neon tetras they all have ich. 1 of my tetras isnt so good. My gourmi keeps on picking on them
- —Guest nolan juelson
- I have a male a female presently in my 20 gallon tank they both get along great they also seem to have a very good relationship with my catfish....They most definitely did not like my 9 neon zebra(tetras) living in what they probably considered their space because as it seems they tolerated them for a week then just so all of a sudden they started dying off by the twos mainly just after feeding time ....What detected was that my DG bullied and bit them when they're being fed...They were all killed within 2 days...The last one was actually eaten by the female DG who also appears to be gravid(pregnant).
- —Guest Sad owner
Should I get females or not?
- I have had two male DGs for about 4 months now in a 25 gal tank (96 litres). They both have their own territories and will get chased back into their own if they strey away into the others. Now I'm starting to wonder wether or not I should get females or not and if so how many. Tank mates are 4 lamp eyed tetra which seem fine. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
- —Guest Blake
2 Male Dwarf Gourami
- I have a Dwarf Gourami and a Flame (Dwarf) Gourami. They both get along well with my 2 Dalmation Mollies, 8 Serpae Tetra and 1 Bolivian Ram. They tend to stay on opposite ends of my 46gal Bowfront tank. If one strays into the opposite end of the tank, he is quickly escorted out by the other Gourami...lol
- —Guest NB
What a jerk
- I've had a DFG for the last year, so far he has; killed my female DG, bullied all my rummynose tetras into hiding, after he was moved to a new tank he killed one of my Otos, bullied my Apple snail to death, and is currently working on starving my last oto to death (won't let him rest anywhere, and keeps eating the algae wafers). While I'm very fond of him because he's a real character, he's a complete jerk.
- —Guest kylith
My DG is not peaceful
- My DG is very aggressive. he doesnot like anything i put in with him and even "attacked" a seashell that was in his tank he did not recognize. He is crafty too if I am in the room he minds his own business but if he thinks i left or the light srae off he bullies the guppies so badly!!
- —Guest Jamie
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