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Author Topic: Differences in the Degree of Aggression Between Honey, Pearl, and Dwarf Gourami?  (Read 1607 times)
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« on: March 18, 2016, 11:58:47 AM »

I want to get a single Gourami for my community tank. I really want whichever Gourami I get to coexist peacefully with my other fish, and I'm trying to figure out how different the level of peacefulness/aggression is between Honey Gourami, Pearl Gourami, and Dwarf Gourami.

I've heard there is a difference in their level of peacefulness, with Honey being the most peaceful, Pearls being next, and Dwarfs being more aggressive. But how much of a difference is it? For those who have kept multiple types of Gourami, is the degree of aggression significant? If you are seeing a difference, what kind of behavior is different, and how much and in what ways does it seem to effect the other fish? In addition to how different aggression levels are between the 3 species, is there a big difference between males and females of each species as far as how aggressive they are?

I've kept a female Honey Gourami in this tank in the past, and she was a sweet heart that, besides occasionally swimming up and touching the other fish with her feelers, left them alone, and never acted aggressive toward them. I just want to know if I got another Gourami if they would be similar in temperament, and if not how different they would be.

Also, my Honey Gourami had an adorable habit of exploring everything around her with her feelers. Do Pearl and Dwarf Gourami share this habit?

The tank mates would be:
Cardinal Tetras
Black Neon Tetras
Gold Tetras
Harlequin Rasboras
Panda Corycats
Bristlenose Pleco
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2016, 01:09:02 PM »

You will have no issues with aggresion with any of these 3 Gouramis...They are all equally as peaceful as each other....You will only get aggression if you keep a male/female pair that decide to breed or if you keep 2 males of the same species in a tank that is too small....


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