I have a gourami species with the store bought name of Sunset Thick Lip Gourami. I haven't been able to find out what she is, as the flame gourami has a blueish dorsal and the honey gourami has the brownish stripe. She could also be a he and just hasn't colored up yet.
Thanks! I wasn't very sure if the pet store decided to give it a "pet store name" or if it was it's actually name. I did think it was a flame gourami that was stressed, thanks again for clearing that up!
She's gotten a little more color since yesterday. She's extremely peaceful to all the other fish with her.
Any specific plants she might like (like how bettas like marimos and anubias)? I have a pretty strong current in the middle of the tank and a few very tiny ripples on the surface, do you think floating plants might be okay with that?
Duckweed grows in water that is calm, and isn't disturbed
It's good for bettas
My gourami doesn't have any floating plants, but he does have a large rotala wall tho
I'd go with some hornwort and let it grow until it reaches the top and it will make an arch, growing all over the surface
I do have hornwort in that aquarium actually it's attached to the sticks. I also have 2 jungle vals in there, with one being over 3 feet long. So the val does go across the surface and around a few times. I can add more hornwort later, as I have lots growing on the window sill.
She seems to stay over on the darker side of the aquarium (the LEDs are really bad, but it gets natural sunlight), is this bad? Thanks!