I have one of these great fish he was very bashful hid all the time in my plants but when I introduced some floating Water Sprite (Ceratopteris cornuta) he became very active and started to build a bubble nest and now I see him all the time. I wish I could find a female for him. Why are females so hard to find.
I've had one for about 3 weeks and after acclimating his color has really come out. Does not seem territorial and tolerates the sometimes too energetic zebra danios. Eats anything and will scavenge the bottom for left-over food. He also make a loud noise with his yaw when feeding or making bubble at the surface.
I love these fish, mine are ecspecially funny when a plant floats up, some of my plants dont root (Penny wort, dont know why) so whenever a cory disturbs the plant and it floats up the drag it around the tank like its some sort of Toy. It's really funny to watch
Had one but it didn't last but two weeks. Loved the way it looked but it didn't go so well. Did some research and found that these guys aren't what they used to be. So be warned, you can come across some really stupid Dwarfs.
Having just returned to fishkeeping after 25 years a year ago and having made two huge mistakes already ( 1. First tank way too small. 2. Second tank (65Ltr) still way too small ) My third tank at 120 Ltr is just right for the avaliable space. What I really wanted was a tank with a lot of colour and peaceful fish. Dwarf Gouramis fit the bill perfectly. The tank set up consists of: Dwarf Gouramis x 2 Dwarf Gouramis, cobalt blue x 2 Dwarf Gouramis, red breasted x 2 Cardinal tetras x 13 Angel fish x 1 ( moved due to being bullied in tank 2) All these fish have been together for about 3 months with no problems. I think that all the Dwarf Gouramis are male and they appear to be perfectly happy together. Brilliant fish for colour and temperament.
Cool fish that cost about £7 I think. Its related to the Siamese fighting fish. One of my platys mistakes this fish for one of its own kind and can be seen swimming beside it really close in a failed attempt to mate. its a very chilled out fish on its own. that's my experience but my pal said his grow about 6inch long and terrorised his tank being very aggressive.
I got lucky and got a very hardy one. I feed new life spectrum, and his colors make those in pet stores look laughable. These can get REALLY beautiful, the profile picture here doesn't do the DG justice.
I have Sparkling Gouramis, Honey Sunset Gouramis, and the Neon Dwarf Gouramis (Colisa Lalia) or w/e That being said, I love these fish, and so does my wife and kids. They have so much personality, they are kind of like the dog of the fish world. I would STRONGLY suggest not getting them if you're going to do a high tech tank with expensive plants. I've read several places that they are great for planted tanks.... Yet my experience has been nothing but trouble. They are peaceful for the most part, but my male has destroyed at least 100$ worth of plants, caused an algae bloom, and polluted my filters. Yes it was that bad, my whole foreground over a period of 3 weeks was all but shredded, and quite a bit of my mid ground had damage too. He wasn't just trying to build a nest either it seemed like he was eating some of the leafs. It got so bad I had to move him and his bride into a new tank just for them. He hasn't done much damage in this tank, because its a low light setup, with bigger thicker leafed plants. Now to top it off my sunsets are doing the same thing, but not that bad. The male is just uprooting some foreground plants. Its a huge pita to try and keep the tank clean when you have a gourami like this. It also effects the health of plants and creates a window for algae to take a hold. Still a great fish, but beware for sure.
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