Accurate Dwarf Gourami information?
Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:54 PM
Are they a peaceful fish? Most sites I've seen have said they are peaceful to other species, but one said they are aggressive.
I have read that tank mates can include male or female fancy guppies, clown plecos, other gouramis if in a large space, glo danios, platys, and female bettas (I'm not sure why not male plakats if it's a fin issue). Are any of these appropriate tank mates, and what other species can be housed with them generally?
What is their personality with people like, one site said they are actually quite skittish in general (I'm more into fish that are more outgoing and like to interact with people; hence a big part of my love for Bettas and Oscars)?
Posted 09 February 2011 - 04:59 PM
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:47 PM
Posted 09 February 2011 - 08:38 PM
Posted 11 February 2011 - 03:47 PM
Females are not necessary, but if you plan on keeping more than one male, think of them like female bettas and the larger the group to spread them out is better.
If you're interested in personable, attractive fish and wouldn't mind doing a bit more looking, I would definitely suggest Bolivian rams. They are a very hardy, interactive cichlid that doesn't get more than about 3.5 inches in length. They aren't as brightly coloured as they cousins, the German ram, but when comfortable in their tank they show a vast array of yellows and hints of red and blue. In my experience, they are generally peaceful to other species as long as they don't disturb a clutch of eggs.
They certainly don't have a very oscar-y look but they do have that "big" cichlid personality!
Edited by Jun, 11 February 2011 - 04:00 PM.
Posted 16 February 2011 - 01:22 AM
Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:15 AM
I just had him, some black neon tetras and a syno petricola in a planted 10 gallon. He didn't pick on anyone, noticed immediately when someone entered the room and he would actually kinda wave back with his antennae if you start waving at him first. My desk is near the tank and he would end up staring at whatever I was doing, a bit unnerving turning and seeing this fish just STARING holes into you! Haha. Honestly I think they show more personality when there's less of them than more.
Though it's always pretty amusing seeing a tank full of Pearl Gouramis notice you and all spread their "arms" wide and slowly swim in your direction in unison...
Posted 18 February 2011 - 08:45 PM
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