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Does my pink kissing gourami need an air pump?
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Aquatic_Genius
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)21:03    Post subject: Does my pink kissing gourami need an air pump? Reply with quote

Does my pink kissing gourami need an air pump?
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benedictj
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)21:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to say. Can you post more info on your tank? How big is it, what kind of filter are you running on it?
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PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)1:59    Post subject: Airstone Reply with quote

Does your filter have a spray bar if it does you should have enough oxygen. Another thing to watch is fish tank water temperature. If the water temperature become high you have less oxygen and you need an airstone.

Hope this information helps

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PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)21:10    Post subject: Re: Does my pink kissing gourami need an air pump? Reply with quote

Aquatic_Genius wrote:
Does my pink kissing gourami need an air pump?


Gouramis are suppose to labyrinth fish. They should be able to suck air from the surface.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)2:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes they ARE labrinth fish, but only inhale air from the surface if neccessary ie. no oxygen in the water...and YES ofcourse you need a pump, that is only if your don't have a filter of sme sort in the tank also.
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)4:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen bettas keeped in small jars & they didn't use an air pump
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PostPosted: 2005.05.04(Wed)5:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bettas come from rice paddies, when the water drys up they have no other way of breathing except air, its a kinda last resort, it still stresses the fish. When bettas are living in little pools of water during a drought they will breathe air but only just surviving many bettas will probably die, but when the rice paddys are full of water they use the oxygen in the water to breathe...its hard to explain..ask Huntress she explains it better.
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