What's The Difference Between Honey Gouramis And Flame Gouramis

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Are they similar in needs such as water, hardiness and just in general easy to keep fish? I ask this because I see more of a resemblance between flame gouramis and dwarfs as they both have blue upper half bodies but the flame has an orange underside. I also would like to get 2 honeys as everyone usually recommends them to "beginners". This is a question out of pure curiosity
 

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Not sure about the honey's but two male DG in one tank and they will fight, every time I tried it they would fight till I puled one of them out.
 

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I believe they are both very similar in requirements other then tank size
 

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Flame gouramis are dwarf gouramis. Honey gouramis are not dwarf gouramis. Honey gouramis can be kept together while DGs cannot. If you don't know what you have, post a pic.

Dwarf gourami:

Honey gourami:
 

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KrypticTanks said:
75 gallons
What is your stocking? You could do a group of 5+ honey gouramis depending on your stocking ! However if you get DG you should only get 1 unless you manage to find a female. Even in a 75 the DGs will manage to fight once they mature
 

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Hi, from my experience with honeys, they are a great choice. I recommend getting an even number with 1/2 male & 1-2 female. A honey with out a mate is a sad sight if there's an other pair in there. I think they are graceful, delicate and beautiful with mischievous undertones.
 
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MommaLake said:
Hi, from my experience with honeys, they are a great choice. I recommend getting an even number with 1/2 male & 1-2 female. A honey with out a mate is a sad sight if there's an other pair in there. I think they are graceful, delicate and beautiful with mischievous undertones.
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