dwarf gourami

  1. moges Initiate Member

    i have three dwarf gourami and they keep picking on each other maily the silver one what can i do about this ? as the sliver fish in not looking happy and being his normal self :(.
     
  2. orbelina Member Member

    Hi welcome to the forum if you fill out your profile details tank size etc you will probably get more replies...but in general from what I've heard and read dg' s do better on their own in a tank...they are a naturally more boisterous gourami that need plenty of space and hiding places...:)
     

  3. jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

    Dwarf Gourami's do not get along with one another and unless you have a large tank with a lot of hiding places you should only have one.

    Also, I see in your Aquarium Info that you do not know about the nitrogen cycle. Please read up on it (the words should be a link that will take you to an article about it). It is the most important thing to understand when keeping fish.
     
  4. soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Aside from the above stated, the Silver one is female, they shouldnt be in with males unless your breeding or have a much larger tank. 10gals is the minimum for 1 DG 55 is the minimum for 2 or a harem. Return the ones that are less dominate or re home them.
     

  5. moges Initiate Member

    thank jdhet i am familiarize with the cycle was just not sure of the name. thank. well i have a 60 litre tank? do you think i should take one back to the fish shop as i have had the silver one for about 6 months and the other two for only 6 weeks and it only seems to be the golden one making all the trouble.
     
  6. moges Initiate Member

    thanks for your help did not know thought they were all male?
     
  7. jdhef Moderator Moderator Member

    60l is about 15 gallons, so I would say you should just keep one of them.
     

  8. moges Initiate Member

    i would really like to keep two of them do you think this is possible?
     
  9. bassbonediva Fishlore VIP Member

    15 gallons (60L) is only big enough for ONE dwarf gourami. I'd say pick the one you like best and return or rehome the other two.

    Dwarf gouramis are related to bettas and as such, are VERY aggressive with members of their own species. Just like bettas should only be housed by themselves (unless breeding), the same applies to dwarf gouramis.
     
  10. soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    WAIT. You said silver and gold......are we talking about dwarfs here?
    http://www.petfish.net/pix/artskb1/dg_AiWen_2.jpg
    Female Dwarf

    http://paradisepetcentre.com/_i/managed/pets/3-Spot-Gourami.jpg
    3 spot

    http://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/anabantoids/images/HoneyGouramiWFA_AcF160.jpg
    honey gourami

    http://www.twilightbridge.com/hobbies/aquariums/f6.jpg
    Gold gourami.


    Honey are peaceful and can live 2 in a 15gal

    Dwarfs can live 1 in a 15gal with NO other gourami

    Golds/3spot(same fish, also come in blue) are agressive and cannot not live in a 15gal period.
     

  11. moges Initiate Member

    thanks for all your help i have since removed two of my dg so hopefully no more problens i have kept the silver one :) as have had for about 5 months so would not have been fair to take back.
     
  12. soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    So im still wondering if you could answer my above question. There are no gold DG and while small females are a little silver, so are three spots.
     
  13. moges Initiate Member

    two answer your question i had 1 red dwarf

    and one silver (blue) it have a red tint on fins and tale.
     
  14. soltarianknight Fishlore VIP Member

    Ok so you kept the female then?