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Female Dward Gourami Chasing Large Male Sailfin?

Discussion in 'Tropical Fish Emergencies' started by kphoebe, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. kphoebe

    kphoebe Member

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    Just got 3 new fish from LFS.
    The Platty is doing fine, but it seems the tiny (1 inch) female Dwarf Gourami is harassing and trying to bite my Male Sailfin Molly (3inches) all the time!?

    Is that... normal? The poor sailfin looks so harassed.

    Should i return one to my LFS, and if so, what one?

    BTW, i have a large 200l tank, so no overcrowding issues at all.

     
  2. WILDER

    WILDER Retired Moderator
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    Yes I would issolate the fish that pecking and maybe think of returnining him to the lfs.
     
  3. Jeremy180

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    Dwarf gourami are actually one of the more aggressive species. This can be especially true toward any tank mates that have even the slightest resemblance to another gourami.Edit: sometimes rearranging the decor with the goal of breaking up lines of sight can help, but failing this, the best solution is either a divider or another tank.
     

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