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Old 06-20-2003, 04:03 AM   #1
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I just moved two Sparkling Gouramis into the 75G aquarium from a smaller set up. I did it at night when the lights were low to try and reduce stress.They were really hard to catch and one is really stressed out. One of the fish got a bit banged up and did not look well. I put them in a modified doser and am dripping water in very slowly to acclimate them slowly. One was lying on it's side and really freaked me out, but as the new water made it's way into the doser, he straightened up. I really hope these two make it. I love these fish. They have character and personality!
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Old 06-21-2003, 06:12 PM   #2
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They are great little fish! I spend as much time watching my sparkling gourami tank (w/ only amano shrimp), as I do my bigger community tank. What's the community in your 75 gallon that they are going into? I've thought I'll eventually give mine a bigger tank or move them into the big tank but have wondered how they'll do with the other fish. They do seem kind of nervy sometimes. How are yours doing?
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Old 06-21-2003, 09:47 PM   #3
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They seem to be doing fine right now, thanks for asking Marpole. They are hiding in the plants and seem to be happy! The aquarium has just the two Sparkling Gouramis, seven otos and some Amano shrimp right now. The Sparklers always did fine with other fish.
They are my favorite fish! I think everyone who is smart enough to buy them wind up feeling the same way about them!!

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Old 07-17-2004, 09:09 AM   #4
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momo, are sparkling gouramis pearl gouramis? anyway, I'm glad to hear you are enjoying them! they are great fish.. =) hope you are having a great summer.
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Old 07-17-2004, 06:24 PM   #5
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I love my sparkling gouramis! I have three living in m 29g. I actually set up my 6g just for them, but then I just didn't have the heart to move them over -- they seem so happy where they are. You're right, Mike -- great personalities.
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Old 07-17-2004, 06:36 PM   #6
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Great fish, who left the planet in the Great NTD Outbreak.

I still love the Sparkling gouramis and would recommend them to anyone looking for a small, blue fish with lots of personality!

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Old 07-18-2004, 01:10 AM   #7
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momo, are sparkling gouramis pearl gouramis? anyway, I'm glad to hear you are enjoying them! they are great fish..
Sparkling Gouramis (Trichopsis pumilus) and Pearl Gouramis (Trichogaster leeri) are completely different fishies, both are "great", but the former is tiny and the latter grows to a a nice size, deserving a tank of 55 gal +
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sparkling gouramis are also called croaking gouramis
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thanks Wasserpest for the clarification.

I've never seen those jewels before. Wow, you gotta love this hobby, no matter how many fish you think you know, mother nature has another one to surprise you.
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Old 07-22-2004, 04:50 PM   #10
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sparkling gouramis are also called croaking gouramis
Actually, Sparkling Gouramis are also known as DWARF Croaking Gouramis

Croaking Gouramis are entirely different species.

Croaking:
Trichopsis vittatus


Sparkling Gourami:
Trichopsis pumilus




Took me months to figure this out, as my LFS had sold me sparkling gouramis but they turned out to be Croaking. Croaking get a little bit bigger, but seen to have a lot of personality as well. The two in my 7 gallon have been VERY fun to watch, and it is amazing to hear them "croak" during territory disputes - but both fish are healthy and show no fin damage or anything.
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heh, didn't know that myself

I stand corrected
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