Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Type Of Gourami?

Discussion in 'Gouramis and Anabantoids' started by polcat, May 9, 2006.

  1. polcat

    polcat Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not sure what type of Gourami this is. Any help would be great. I got the tank from my brother-in-law, there is a Gourami(about 6 in), a severum(I think) who is about 6 in, a firemouth about 4 in, a spotted cat who is about 4 in. Plus, a Danio(there were 2 but one was eaten). I dont think these fish are supposed to be together, but except for a few scraps here and there seem to get along okay. pics are not that great sorry.
    Actually, I can't get the pics on here at all. Any help with that would be appreciated. Gourami is all pink, with rounded fins all around.
     
  2. taterbugsmoma

    taterbugsmoma Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2006
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    FL
    Try making a photo bucket account at photobucket.com and it is easy to do and you can just put a direct link to the pic in the post. That is how I do it cause I couldn't figure out how to add pics eigther.
     
  3. jimi priest 0189

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2006
    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    sounds like a kissing groumi athough i cant say with out a photo
     
  4. polcat

    polcat Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
  5. diademhill

    diademhill Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Messages:
    822
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    England
    Thats a baby golden Osphronemus :blink:
    These are not known as giant goramy without reason.
     
  6. jasonskillz

    jasonskillz Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    360
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California, USA
    dudeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    o mannn!!!!!!!!!!
    you have the same type of gourami i have and the same color
    your the first person i have ever seen who has the same color
    you have a very special gourami
    would you be willing to sell your because i want another one? :hey: :hey: :hey:

    well of course they are known as giant gourami, they get big
     
  7. polcat

    polcat Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sorry, but I don't want to sell him.
     
  8. vancouver

    vancouver - l l a m a s -

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    British Columbia, Canada
    Well I hope you've got a big tank, giant gouramis get to around 16''.

    The danio will probably be eaten or killed by the firemouth or severum.

    What size tank do you have?
     
  9. jasonskillz

    jasonskillz Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    360
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California, USA
    hahhaahahaha 16"??????????? :lol:
    is that a joke?
    no way dude
    they can get to 30"
    mine is about 9 to 10 months old now and it is already 13-14" including fins
    i dont even stuff my fish with food either
    i give it enough to be satisfied and it is still huge
    you must have looked up the wrong giant gourami
    this is a osphronemus dude no way it will be 16" although i wish it can stay that size so i wont need to get a new tank later on :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  10. vancouver

    vancouver - l l a m a s -

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Messages:
    2,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    British Columbia, Canada
    30'' eh

    Well theres one at a lfs that they've had for years and it's only about 16''.. maybe it was stunted.. or some other type of giant gourami? I'm not sure, my bad.
     
  11. polcat

    polcat Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    My tank is a 55. This fish is well over 3 years old, probably more like 5. He's 6 inches long.
     
  12. jasonskillz

    jasonskillz Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    360
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California, USA
    are you kidding me dude?
    your fish looks the same as mine when i got it and it was about the same size when i got it, maybe even a little bit smaller
    its probably not a osphronemus then
    you probably have one of those ummm supposely "giant" gourami :lol:
    even though its small you still have an awesome fish
    i wish mine could be around that size because its getting too big for my 130 gal
     
  13. polcat

    polcat Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah he's at least 5yrs old. My bro-in-law had him for 2, and I've had him for 3. How long of a life span on these guys?
     
  14. polcat

    polcat Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2006
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Someone's been nipping at his fins, I think it may be the firemouth, the severum kind of stays to himself. The sev and the gourami are about the same size.
     
  15. jasonskillz

    jasonskillz Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    Messages:
    360
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California, USA
    well my gourami can live for 25+ years but im not sure about yours
    how big is the tank that you keep it in?
     

Share This Page