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List Of Gouramis

Discussion in 'Gouramis and Anabantoids' started by JoKeR, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. JoKeR

    JoKeR Pocket Full Of Fish

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    Well heres a list of gouramies, And a little info on them, so hope this helps. :)

    Banded Gourami

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    Size: 4-5 inches
    Tank Size: 30-40 gallons
    Temper: Peaceful
    Other Tankmates: Livebearers, Tetras, Danios, Rasboras, Rainbowfish, Barbs, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: With its beatiful colors, people cant resist bringing this guys home. This fish is an egglayer and a bubblenest builder.


    Blue Gourami

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    Size: 4-5 inches
    Tank Size: 20-30 gallons
    Temper: Semi-Aggresive
    Other Tankmates: Larger Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish.
    Remark: This fish look peaceful with its calming blueish color. But might get a little aggresive on other fish. This fish is also a bubblenest builder.

    Thick Lipped Gourami

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    Size: 3-4 inches
    Tank Size: 20-30 gallons
    Temper: Semi-Aggresive
    Other Tankmates: Larger Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish.
    Remark: This fish is suitable for a community. It may get a little aggresive for territory when its breading. This fish is also a bubblenest builder.

    Dwarf Gourami

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    Size: 2-3 inches
    Tank Size: 10-20 gallons
    Temper: Peaceful suitable for a community tank
    Other Tankmates: Larger Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish.
    Remark: This is a very peaceful fish. Very nice colors, neons red flames. This also a bubblenest builder like all gouramis.

    Chocalate Gourami

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    Size: 2-3 inches
    Tank size: 20-30
    Temper: Peaceful
    Other Tankmates: Larger Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish.
    Remark: This is a shy fish, and very small. This fish is very peaceful so nice coloring, u might even try to eat him.

    Pearl Gourami

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    Size: 4-6 inches
    Tank Size: 30-40 gallons
    Temper: Semi-Aggresive
    Other Tankmates: Larger Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: This fish is usually peaceful, but when breeding comes. He might get aggresive, males are known for there red throats. like other types of gouramis this fish is also a bubblenest builder.

    Opaline Gourami

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    Size: 4-5 inches
    Tank Size: 30-40 gallons
    Temper: Semi-Aggresive
    Other Tankmates: Larger Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: This fish sometimes is confused with the blue Gourami, AKA three spot Gourami. This fish is a bubblenest builder.

    Gold Gourami

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    Size: 5-6 inches
    Tank Size: 30-40 gallons
    Temper: Semi-Aggresive
    Other Tankmates: Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: This fish is the albino morph, of the opaline gourami. This fish is a peaceful, fish. It may be aggresive and harrass other fish. This is a bubblenest builder.

    Moonlight Gourami

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    Size: 5-6 inches
    Tank Size: 30-40 gallons
    Temper: Peaceful
    Other Tankmates: Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: This fish was just introduced to the world, but with its popularity this fish is now common, This fish is suitable for a community tank. Its very peaceful and looks beatiful in dark tank. This fish is also known as the Cheerful Fish.

    Sparkling Gourami

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    Size: 1-2 inches
    Tank Size: 10-20 gallons
    Temper: Peaceful
    Other Tankmates: Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: This fish is so small but with a beatiful coloration, its consider a tiny rainbow.

    Croaking Gourami

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    Size: 2-3 inches
    Tank Size: 10-20 gallons
    Temper: Peaceful
    Other Tankmates: Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: People confused this gourami, withthe sparkling gourami. But Its obivious that the croaking is a little bit less coloring. This fish does make a croaking sound.

    Kissing Gourami

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    Size: 3-10 inches
    Tank Size: 40-50 gallons
    Temper: Semi-Aggresive
    Other Tankmates: Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: This fish is un-predictable, Some are highly aggresive others like mine, are very peaceful. This fish is one of the hardest fish to sex. The kissing action is two males fighting over territory.

    Green Kissing Gourami

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    Size: 3-10 inches
    Tank Size: 40-50 gallons
    Temper: Semi-Aggresive
    Other Tankmates: Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: This fish is un-predictable, Some are highly aggresive others like mine, are very peaceful. This fish is one of the hardest fish to sex. The kissing action is two males fighting over territory.

    Giant Gourami

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    Size: 12-26 inches
    Tank Size: 200-300 gallons
    Temper: Semi-Aggresive
    Other Tankmates: Large Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: This fish is a Hard fish to keep it grows extremly fast. They may grow to 2 feet long and weight up to 12 pounds. Not a begginer fish.

    Licorice Gourami

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    Size: 1-2 inches
    Tank Size: 10-20 gallons
    Temper: Peaceful
    Other Tankmates: Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: Not much info on this fish. But this gourami has to be one of the most beatiful fish. Its color its calming and cool. This fish is a nice addition to any tank.

    Dwarf Honey Gourami

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    Size: 2-3 inches
    Tank Size: 10-20 gallons
    Temper: Peaceful
    Other Tankmates: Livebearers, Danios, Rainbowfish, Barbs, some more passive Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: I know I should have put this with the dwarfs but I dindt. But anyways this fish coloration is beatiful. Gold and black reminds me of a gang.

    Snakeskin Gourami

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    Size: 7-8 inches
    Tank Size: 30-40
    Temper: Semi-Aggresive
    Other Tankmates: Large Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: This fish is a very sporty fish, since people like fishing them. This fish might get aggresive with other gouramis and other fish.

    Combtail Gourami

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    Size: 5-6 inches
    Tank Size: 30-40 gallons
    Temper: Semi-Aggresive
    Other Tankmates: Large Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: Im sorry but the only picture I could get was this one, This fish is not that popular in the U.S. But in other countries its kept as a respected fish.

    Paradise Gourami

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    Size: 4-5 inches
    Tank Size: 30-40 gallons
    Temper: Aggresive
    Other Tankmates: Large Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: Some people confused this fish with a Betta AkA Simease Fighting Fish. This fish lives in cold water and in tropical, Its consider very aggresive with other fish and gouramis. Its colors are very beatiful.

    Spiketail Gourami

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    Size: 3-4 inches
    Tank Size: 20-30 gallons
    Temper: Semi-Aggresive
    Other Tankmates: Large Cichlids, Loaches, Plecos, and Scavenger Catfish
    Remark: This fish is known as a swordtail gourami, Or a spiketail Paradisefish Its tail is beatifully spike.


    Well this all I can write this took me 3 hours to do, So please use it. if mods or admins see this please PIN this topic. It might be helpful to newbies. I wrote all this words, but those pics are not mine. Thank You From ur Gourami Lover 8)

    I would like to thank all y sources from the pics, And I got my info from a fish handbook.
     
  2. dannykerbles

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    THANK YOU!!!

    i also have a love for gourami...
     
  3. Sky042

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    The 3rd dwarf looks a lot like a red honey.
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  4. juliethegr8t

    juliethegr8t Addicted and in Therapy

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    Just have to say, in case newbies are reading this, most gouramis have to be very carefully chosen for a tank. Larger ones can be very aggressive, along with dwarfs who often cannot be kept with others of their kind in smaller tanks.

    Chocolate gouramis and licorice gouramis are extremely sensitive fish who should NOT be kept with other fish. They need a species tank that is very carefully controlled in terms of pH, hardness, etc. If they are kept in a community tank they will not survive long. :no:
     
  5. Ben

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    umm when u say livebearers does that alse meen guppys? :dunno:
     
  6. JoKeR

    JoKeR Pocket Full Of Fish

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    well depends guppys are small, and with those tails, FOOD. So I dont suggest u keep dwarfs or honeys wth guppys, But u could try mollies, I know some people have had guppys and dwarfs togethere but right there it must be lucky. Guppys should be placed with smaller animals like him. Mollies,Platys,other guppys.

    Hi sky042

    Well Im defitnetly sure that a Dwarf Flame Gourami, They got the same requirements as the Neons. :nod:

    Thanks Everybody :)
     
  7. Annastasia

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    I keep dwarfs with guppys and they are fine. Should I take the gourami out?
     
  8. JoKeR

    JoKeR Pocket Full Of Fish

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    Well if u dont see nipping I dont see why............ :)
     
  9. Auratus

    Auratus Why am I browsing a fish forum at 2am?

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    You missed a few species though 55... but it's a good list :D
     
  10. JoKeR

    JoKeR Pocket Full Of Fish

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    I know but I dindt get that much info on them and not a lot of good pics

    If u got a gourami that wasnt listed here PM, :)
     
  11. Dwarfs

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    This should be pinned so It doesn't disapEAR BY NEXT WEEK (Capslock, sorry)
     
  12. JoKeR

    JoKeR Pocket Full Of Fish

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    Im working on this topic to be PIN :nod:
     
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    ooohhhhh goody! :D
     
  14. Annastasia

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    I don't see nipping.
    So, I guess he will stay, unless I see a change.
     
  15. JoKeR

    JoKeR Pocket Full Of Fish

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    Thats the best thing u can do............... :D
     

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