blue and paradise gouramis

Kevin
  • #1
I have a new 29 g. tank with two 2.5" paradise gouramis(1 male and 1 female) and one 2" female blue gourami. they are doing GREAT ;D together and was wondering if (and when) I should add a male blue gourami, should I add him soon, so the males don't fight, or should I wait for my tank to finish the cycle b4 I add new fish ???
 
Radcliffe
  • #2
Great start! My 29 gallon took a long time to cycle and I think it was because I added a lot of fish. So, I recommend testing your water daily, and waiting till the end of the cycle to add more fish.

--R
 
Butterfly
  • #3
Personally I wouldn't add a male Gourami. Male gouramis and Male Paradise fish are super aggressive with each other and one may kill the other. Especially at spawning time.
Carol
 
Kevin
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
do you think I should trade the blue in and get another female paradise?
 
Butterfly
  • #5
That is a good idea! Since it will spread his "attentions" around a little. Years ago mine spawned and they hatched but the free swimmers died(I didn't know how to take care of them). They were just beautiful. The Paradise fish build a bubble nest like the betta does to spawn in.
Carol
 
Kevin
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
I would hate to do that...i'm really starting to like her
 
Butterfly
  • #7
You could always wait and see what happens, I just wouldn't add a male Gourami to teh mix.
Carol
 
Kevin
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
ok, thanks for your advice ;D ;D ;D
 
Butterfly
  • #9
Welcome!
Carol
 

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