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I have nine Pearl Gouramis in my 180g community tank.

Even though it's been said that Gouramis don't get along very well with each other, I think someone forgot to tell my guys that, 'cause they sure like to hang out together.



Anyway, this is the first pic I've gotten where they're all in the same pic.

The tank is a little foggy 'cause I just scrubbed the glass, but things are growing in nicely.



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Oh, they're so beautiful. I have a pair in my 55, you're making me want another pair Beautiful tank!

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Even though it's been said that Gouramis don't get along very well with each other,
I think someone forgot to tell my guys that, 'cause they sure like to hang out together.
I think it's the same tendency we debate here about Barbs.
while most have room for a school of Barbs, few have such
a large tank to enjoy a school of Pearls, that's why people
complain about them because they can only house a few,
and the fewer you have the more likely they'll get cranky.
personally, I think they are a great alternative to Discus.


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in my experience pearl's tend to be very docile compared to some of the others. I think also having a 180g playground for those 3" fish make a difference as well.

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John, I have to admit that is an attractive group of fish for a large tank. .

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They're gorgeous! (And so is the tank!) I have 1 in my 55, he's very personable -- likes to hand-feed. Do you have an idea what the sex distribution is?
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Damn, those guys are pretty.
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Looks very nice! How is the temperment of the pearls? I had some blues a long time ago and ended up returning them to the fish store b/c they were too nippy. I also had a couple dwarf gouramis in a planted tank a while back and they liked to nibble on the plants.

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I have a single pearl gourami in a community tank, and that's one awesome fish! I have to admit, I'm jealous of your lovely school. Please keep us updated!

(And put in some floaters or something so those guys can breed!)


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majolo: Of the 6 larger ones, they appear to be 2 guys and 4 ladies. The other 3, which I just got last Thursday, are much smaller/younger and my guess re: gender would be just that ... a guess.

ringram: They're getting along fine. I assume that's because they can hide when they get cranky or at least get away from the crowd.

jen: Tempting, but no place to raise them if they do ... been down that road, many years ago, fish room had ten 20g, ten 29g, and there were 12 other tanks throughout the house, ranging from 5 to 300g. It was fun for awhile, when it became work, I cut it out. Now, I'm trying to bring back the fun part without taking on the work part. Although the 2 batches of Krib fry that are now growing out are trying to make me work again.

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Those pearls are so cool. I have a blue gourami that kills anything resembling a gourami.
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