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edwarlock
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PostPosted: 2010.10.19(Tue)11:14    Post subject: Pearl Gouramies Reply with quote

Hi, I have a pair of Pearl Gouramies, in a fairly big tank, 68 G ( 130 cm in lengh, 40 cm in width, and 50 cm in height) they are the sole inhabitants of this tank. It has plenty of plants and hiding spots.

There are 1 male and one female, but the male as soon as he sees the female chases her away, he seems to attack her but no real damage is done...

I got them from a friend who was moving I had them in my 30 G tank with tiger barbs and serpaes but the serpaes were giving them hell, that's why I moved them to the 68 g tank.

At the beggining this didn't happen, they swam next to each other all the time, but not anymore...

Any input into this? Thanks
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PostPosted: 2010.10.19(Tue)11:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is very common. Males gourami's are pretty rough on the females.

Make sure you have some plants and caves so the female can get out of eyesight of the male. In a tank that size it shouldn't be too bad.

I have 3 gold Gourami's in my 150. 2 males and 1 female the males chase off the female a lot. Its typical for them.
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PostPosted: 2010.10.19(Tue)11:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Things might go better if you got a second female, it distributes the males harrassment. I haven't kept these guys though, so I can't be sure.
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edwarlock
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PostPosted: 2010.10.19(Tue)12:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

KhiaraFish wrote:
Things might go better if you got a second female, it distributes the males harrassment. I haven't kept these guys though, so I can't be sure.


Well I had thought for a second about adding another male and female, but makes better sense to add just another female.
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PostPosted: 2010.10.19(Tue)15:43    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 3 femailes to a male, and they are happy as clams!
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PostPosted: 2010.10.20(Wed)0:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, definitely add another female. It also helps to have lots of plants/hidey holes for the females to retreat to.

I had a trio of gold gourami in my 55g tank and it worked very well.
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