Multiple Honey Gourami in the same tank?

Discussion in 'Gouramis' started by Thetanknwebie, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. ThetanknwebieWell Known MemberMember

    Hello all. After the sudden death of my blue dwarf gourami (dropsy), I decided to buy some new fish. I bought a honey gourami and I just love him! I was wondering if I could buy another one? It's in a 29g if that helps.

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  2. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yes, you could. Do you know how to sex them? Try getting a female (they have a strip across the body I believe). If you have a male, get a female. If a female, get a male.
  3. happygoluckyWell Known MemberMember

    A honey Gourami is one of the more peaceful gourami, but nonetheless, is still a gourami. Males can be together when younger, as they were born and raised together, but as they get older they will likely attack each other. So as Anders said, go find a female if you can, ask around for special ordering.
  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Actually, honey gouramis are a social gourami, unlike most other types, so multiple males would be fine together.... in a large group.
  5. happygoluckyWell Known MemberMember

    I did not know this, but I doubt that a 29 gallon could house a "large group" of male honey gouramis. He should still probably stick to a pair.
  6. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Yep, agreed....
  7. ThetanknwebieWell Known MemberMember

    I only wanted one more. He seems to be a lot shyer than my original dwarf gourami. Do you think getting another one would help him get out of his shell?

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  8. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember