Pet of the Month!
- Jun 2, 2019
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- Topeka, KS
Got her about 8 months ago from a small local fish store that didn't have names on half the stuff. Anyway - the owner said it was a "Chocolate Gourami" - so I bought 2 took them home and one died immediately along with other fish he had.
I actually have two real Chocolate Gourami's - and their max size is 2 1/2 inches -they are about 1/2 inch now - completely different shape and markings
This one about 2" when I got her and is now 5-6 inches. Semi aggressive - she is probably a he but his eyes are so pretty I keep referring to him as her. Not too many fish I get attached to but this is one of them.
Help please or could this be a creature he created himself? Definitely a Gourami. But I've never seen such big eyes on a Gourami - of course I call her "pretty eyes" - how original. She's in a tank with only large semi aggressive Gourami's and she was the leader until an 8 inch Gourami (that was only supposed to be 5 inches) came on the scene. My 29 gallon tank can only handle 5-6 of these guys or the water gets cloudy within a day. They eat enourmous quantities of food. Pellets whole, each one an entire tubifex worm dried block all to itself. So whatever goes in has to come out.
Thanks for your help.