Posted 15 February 2009 - 02:51 PM
Posted 15 February 2009 - 04:04 PM
How big is your tank? Gouramis like to hang out at the top of the tank, and each male needs enough room to establish a good territory. Females are a lot more peaceful, and when I had 3 3 spot girls together, they would all swim together. But unless you have at least a 30 gallon, I wouldn't get anymore. The male will harass the females in tanks smaller than that, and will still do it some in a30 gallon.
Posted 15 February 2009 - 09:47 PM
Edited by misti starr, 15 February 2009 - 09:55 PM.
Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:16 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:56 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 03:59 PM
Posted 17 February 2009 - 07:13 PM
I'd suggest not adding anymore gouramis to that tank and going for a large tetra or rainbow instead. You have enough aggressive fish in there that you could handle some to mellow it out.
Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:20 PM
Opalines have been selectively bred, but not nearly to the degree that dwarfs have. It's all about genetics. When you selectively breed for one trait, you often ignore others unintentionally, and it just happened that when they started breeding dwarfs, the colorful ones had bad genes for hardiness, like disease resistance. But w/ other species, like bettas and 3 spots, the pretty ones also happened to have good genes all around. Don't know if that makes sense, but it does in my head.
Blues and opalines can go together as long as each has enough room for their own territory. Females aren't as territorial as males, so you can keep more of them together.
Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:17 AM
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