Animal Stories - Blue Gourami


Animal-World Information about: Blue Gourami

The name Three-spot Gourami at first seems a bit of a mystery. This fish actually only has two spots, the third spot is generally considered to be the eye!
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Willamena King - 2017-09-09
I have had my Blue Gourami for three or four year, she is one of my favourite fish. She is the queen of the tank, but not in the way that she chases the others or anything like that. She is peaceful, as is the Pearl Gourami that she lives with. She Sometimes gets a bit flighty, and I find my self needing to readjust the decorations tank so that she feeling more comfortable. That said she has also taken food from my fingers too. I have enjoyed having Blue, she was the first Gourami that I ever had.

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Deb York - 2017-02-15
my large very mature male blue grami has a spot under hus mouth!what is it?

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Sue Mai - 2016-11-12
Selling a blue gourami. Female. Getting sl aggressive with my swordtail.

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Seiko Seirin - 2016-10-23
My male and female Three spot gourami produce about 3,500 fry and above. Is it possible? but according to liveaquaria.com the average of eggs that the gourami can produce are between 700 to 800 eggs.

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  • S - 2016-10-23
    How do I counted the fry? I counted them individually using a small cup. and i put them in 8pcs.- 500ml beaker. First counting were about 1,806 fry. Second counting were about 1,215 fry. Third and last counting were about 722 fry with the total of 3,743 fry. But I think, the average number of the fry were about 4,000+. i counted them with patient and i consumed 9 hrs. to count the fry in my aquarium.
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Mason Wester - 2016-05-29
I have two female blue gouramis and one of them keeps nipping the other. Is this supposed to happen?

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patty - 2012-05-31
My blue groumi has been staying in 1 spot in the top of the tank and has her fins flat against her body. She seems to be constantly swimming in 1 spot and it looks very tiring to me. Is she sick? I have 2 other blue groumi in the tank and they seem to be just fine. Should I be worried?

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jessica - 2009-11-09
I recently got a golden gourami that had the entire 30 gal. tank to herself. She is about 3.5 inches. I just added 2 smaller dwarf gouramis to the tank along with a sucker fish. The golden gourami is chasing all the other fish especially the 2 dwarfs. They are all constantly hiding. She is nipping at there fins too. I feel really bad, and was wondering if they will be harmed or possibly killed by her? Will this continue happening if I leave the fish together, or do i have to seperate them?

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  • pie - 2010-04-06
    It is better to separate them. Especially if u already see an injured fish.
  • Tanya - 2010-04-12
    I would separate the dwarfs as I think your golden gourami may most likely kill them. x
  • veronica - 2010-07-13
    Hey jessica I read online about gouramis and they recommen to keep them in groups of five or they will pick on other kinds of fish. Good luck.
  • mikey - 2010-09-01
    I have a male blue -- it killed all of my dwarf gouramis. It really hated the powder blues, which went first. Then the "standard" stripe variety. Seemed to put up with the sunset usually, but at times would start to chase that one into a corner. Today I found the sunset dwarf dead.

    So I'd have to say yes, it will kill your dwarfs if it is chasing them.
  • Lily - 2015-10-31
    I too had a male gourami all by himself in a 35 gallon tank. Bought a dwarf gourami one day. Next thing you know, the dwarf gourami's dead.
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sandy - 2015-06-25
about a week ago I just got my blue gourami trying learn about the cause I got them in 100 gallon tank

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Sonya Blackburn Hickman - 2015-05-17
I have a blue gourami and not for sure whats wrong with him. Had a black stripe down his side close to the back and now half of him is black and the front is still blue. Any ideas all from the middle back he is black He is still swimming around and eating Thank you

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-05-18
    It doesn't sound sick, so I'm wondering if it isn't getting more of a 'natural' coloring. The natural coloring of this species.has brown and there are a bunch of natural variations. The blue with spots variety is the one commonly seen in the hobby, but that wouldn't rule out some individuals showing other colorations.
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ann - 2013-12-02
Can these gouramis be kept with goldfish?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    Goldfish are a coldwater fish and they also put a very heavy load on the aquarium. However goldfish can adapt to a tropical tank, which is what the gouramis need, and if the water quality is kept up with more frequent water changes, these types of fish can be kept together. There may be an issue with aggression you'll have to watch out for. Gouramis pick out a target fish, and although it is usually another gourami, it could become a goldfish.
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