After discussion with Gouramie members, we have decided to start this topic to "compare notes" and work out a uniform characteristical pattern for the different types of Anabantoids to use as reference for any potential Gouramie (anabantoid) keepers.... PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT ON ANY OF THE POSTS MADE IN THIS TOPIC IN THIS TOPIC.... You can start a new topic if you want to discuss any of the posted information in this thread. This topic is exclussively to post your comments in the format provided. Even if your Gouramie is mentioned previously, Post your own experience in any case wether it is exactly the same as the info supplied by the previous poster on that type of Anabantoid..... I hope we can establish a fruitful database from this info. My Name: Ludwig Venter My Gouramie: Kissing Gouramie Tankmates of My Gouramie: Angels, Plecostumus, Spanner Barbs, Rosy Barbs, Corys, Discus, Kribensis, Shrimp, Raphaelis, Platies, Rio Tetra. Harmony in tank: Peacefull... no threats. (however... the Kissers were a bit of a problem themselves in the beginning - Not aggressive, but a nuisance in trying to get slime off the skins of other fish, but that has now stopped. I Feed: Mostly ordinary tetramin flakes with occasional Frozen Bloodworms, Peas and cucumber. My water temp: 24 to 26 Deg C. My Water pH: 7.2 I have bred My Fish: No Number of eggs: Not Applicable Diseases/Ilnesses experienced: None to date How I treated the disease/Illness: Not Applicable Current age of Gouramie: 3 years. Other points of interest I have observed:"Kissing" activities seem to (normally) take place directly after every feeding. Position in tank: My Kissers tend to occupy the top 3/4's of the tank.... Allthough I notice they sleep on the floor. Pics of my Gouramie: Depending on how it goes, I'll decide if we'll pin this topic for reference or not.