My Gold Gourami is a killer!

Discussion in 'Gouramis' started by teddybear22482, May 23, 2006.

  1. teddybear22482Valued MemberMember

    I bought a gold gouami about a year ago and have him in my 10 gallon. Th only other thing I can keep with him is my Pleco, but he is moving to a bigger tank soon. I have researched gold gouramis and I have read there are certain fish they are compatable with but when I put these fish in he kills them straightaway! Im at my wits end! Ive even bought fish that were in the tanks with gouramis at the store but sure enough when I get home and put the new fish in, my gourami (witch has earned the name "my little ferocious shark"), he kills them too! What can I do? If there is anything to be done....
  2. ncjeValued MemberMember

    Im not a keeper of gouramis so this is speculation based on other species I have kept, but I would suggest the tank size is your issue. Its relatively small and it sounds like he is saying this is my space.
  3. ManicivyValued MemberMember

    I had the same problem with my blue gourami and ended up just keeping him in a tank by himself, although I'm sure a bigger tank would give him more space to move around and more room for other fish to hide. A friend of mine had suggested I separate him, put the other fish in the tank so they would establish their territory first and THEN put in the gourami but this did not work for me, might be worth a shot though. I'm sure others will have more suggestions, good luck!
  4. GunnieWell Known MemberMember

    I had a gold gourami that was so mean that I had to move him 3 times for that reason. I finally put him in a 10 gallon I had at work with 3 buenos aires tetras and 3 cory cats. He would nip every once in awhile at the cory cats, but never hurt them. He tried to terrorize the tetras, but they were much too fast for him, and ended up driving him crazy because he couldn't catch them. A 10 gallon is really too small for a golden gourami, but I had nowhere else to put him at the time.
  5. teddybear22482Valued MemberMember

    Yeah, Im going to move him when he gets bigger...right now he is pretty small although he seems to be growing very fast! lol

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