Two Dwarf Gouramis?

  1. l

    lschneid Valued Member Member

    I have a 20 gallon high and right now I have 5 platys, 2 guppies, and a male dwarf gourami. I would like to get another gourami. Can two male gouramis exist together? I have two filters, one 10 and one 20, so there is plenty of filtration.
     
  2. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Two males can coexist, but it would require a larger tank. Don't do it in this size.
     
  3. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

    Two male dwarf gouramis will fight badly, often to the death. Females are hard to find.
     


  4. OP
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    lschneid Valued Member Member

    Ok, sounds like I should skip the gourami. They are so pretty though. I was hoping to add some color to my tank.
     
  5. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Why not just do one?
     
  6. OP
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    lschneid Valued Member Member

    I have one. They are so pretty-I was hoping to add some more beauty to my tank by getting another one.
     
  7. c

    canadian92 Valued Member Member

    I've had 2 dwarf gouramies in my 46 gallon with a betta all kept to themselves
    But one problem with DWARf gouramies Is they are really fragile and get sick and die very easily
     
  8. Dropszecolorlord

    Dropszecolorlord Valued Member Member

    from what ive seen females are duller in color compared to males. so if your looking for color females may not be the best option. ive seen 3 adult gouramis coexist nicely with a few other fish the most aggressive they were was a poke at each other then they left each other alone. if you had a larger tank maybe it could work if there was enough hiding spots
     
  9. C

    ChiefBrody Valued Member Member

    Maybe just add one betta for even more color/beauty
     
  10. FishFish221

    FishFish221 Well Known Member Member

    A betta and gourami will also fight to the death.
     
  11. Dropszecolorlord

    Dropszecolorlord Valued Member Member

    the betta could be risky he may not do well with a gourami due to the aggressive nature they could only realy work with small fish that are large enough to not fit in his mouth but even thats risky
     
  12. C

    ChiefBrody Valued Member Member

    I mean instead of a gourami. The new bettas are ridiculous
     
  13. Dropszecolorlord

    Dropszecolorlord Valued Member Member

    he already had a gourami
     
  14. C

    ChiefBrody Valued Member Member

    Ahh ok what about peacock gudgeon
     
  15. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Peacock gudgeons would work well.
     
  16. OP
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    lschneid Valued Member Member

    I haven't heard of a peacock gudgeon. I will have to look into that. Thanks!
     
  17. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    No problem!