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  1. Tank is 58 Gallon 130x38x45cm 222L empty, so will be less with Sub and planted. How many Angelfish and Pearl Gouramis fit? 1x Angel 3x Pearl 1M/2F Or 2 -4 Angel 2x pearl with 1x Pictus Catfish 5x Julii Cory 5 x Kuhli loach maybe some Glass shrimp?? Happy to loose the loachs if needed.... and shrimp (i know the angels may eat them) Cheers
  2. My Gold Honey Dwarf Gouramis have had fry but I am unprepared and a beginner with Gouramis. What is the best way to keep the fry, they are absolutely tiny (about 4 days old). What water temp, ph, do they need a filter? I currently have them in a small tank , no heater, no filter but with an air stone. I am feeding them liquid fry food. They don't seem to move around much, just hang out on plants and the side of the tank, is this normal? If anyone has experience with these fish, I would love to hear from you, it would be greatly appreciated. cheers😎
  3. Prompted by a sales post on our facebook page, does anyone have a big kissing gourami. It reminded me of how big these fish get and how beautiful they are. Anyone breeding them? I could also get excited by moonbeams/silvers and pearls.
  4. Hi, Our Giant Gourami is about 24 inches long and 5 years old. He has developed blotches under his skin and appears to have some red in his bowel movement. He is not himself and not eating. We are really concerned and this developed suddenly. Would really appreciate any advice. He is like one of the family. Kindest regards Allice
  5. Could anyone tell male and female apart? I find that is much easier with the other type of guramy as these fish often has pointed dosal fin in both sexes.
  6. Keen to get a couple of these. Anyone prepared to part with one? I'm in western suburbs of Brisbane - happy to travel in general area to pick up.
  7. ​Is anyone familiar with a lesion like this one on my beautiful lace gourami? Sex uncertain although the aquarium manager thought it is a female. I have placed her in my 10 litre isolation tank and treated her with 2 doses of Aquari-cyline, three days apart. A few hours after the first dose, the lesion largely disintegrated leaving a lot of flaky material floating in the tank. She appears now to have a v shaped split at the base of the tail fin; the split is still showing the orange-red color around its edges. Other fish in the 80 litre main tank are unaffected. I had only the one lace gourami. There is a white male molly in the main tank with a nasty habit of chasing and nipping. Thanks to anyone who can help.
  8. Hey guys, Recently i bought a 6x2x2 tank as my My Red tail giant gourami (28cm) was gettiing bigger and bigger by the minute, but a few days ago when i was doing a water change in the smaller tank (that he is currently in until the 6ft is up and running) he spooked and bashed against the glass and cut under his jaw on the gravel its been a few days now since it happened an he has healed the cut fine but i noticed that his jaw is slightly bend to his left side is there anything i can do about his jaw like gently popping it back in place or would it fix itself on its own overtime Please help thanks
  9. Has any one experienced this? Is it common? I am not sure I am over feeding or under feeding my Gourami's. I have 8 Gourami's On Sunday I have 15 Neon tetra's now down to 10 tetra's. Came home and found a Flame Gourami nosing and sucking a dead tetra around the tank.
  10. I have had some gouramies hatch about 2 days ago and just wondering if microworms are suitable food for them? What age should I start feeding them? They have an egg sack they feed on for a few days don't they? I have them in a 2 ft bare bottom tank with a sponge filter, I haven't turned the filter back since I turned it off for male to build his bubble nest. Any help would be appreciated.
  11. Good afternoon, ive just joined here and was wondering if anyone could offer assistance with my red honey gourami who is not doing too well. here is a template of the tank/problem cycled ? yes Are you testing your water with a liquid test kit (like the API test kit) or dipsticks ? liquid api. Ammonia: Zero Nitrite: Zero Nitrate: Zero or a touch above pH: 7.5 KH: northern brisbane Temperature: 26 degrees celcius Are you using a heater ? Yes Are you using any aeration / bubbler ? Spray bar ibubbling into water Water change amount/frequency: 20 percent per week Tank size/how long in operation: 80l, 20 gallons . cube tank Filtration: aquis 550 exteranal canister Water additives/conditioners/pH adjusters: stress coat What, how much and how often are the fish fed: daily, nls sinking .5 mm granules Tank inhabitants (number, size and type of fish/): 3 small tetras of longstanding , 2 small peppermint bristlenose, new to tank, 4 and 5 cm . Theres a few iny snails also. No aggression in the tank New additions/changes to the tank: as above, plus anubias x 2. Theres also driftwood, a banana lilly and a java fern in the tank.Tank is well planted. Unusual findings on the fish: Bloated for about a week now. Torch/flashlight shows opacity in gut area, Unusual behavior: a few days ago was gulping air for much longer periods, this is now stopped, bloated, not eating, at back of tank, lethargic but can dodge the net pretty well. Was previously highly ravenous, an absolute pig of a fish! was eating detritus from the gravel also Medications/what has been tried or done do far: 1 tbsp epsom salt into second 2 gall tank(1/2 tank water 1/2 tap conditioned) for 15 mins, tolerated well. Commenced a fast for the tank I transcribed the form from another forum i joined, if anyone needs further info i am of course happy to provide. Picture below. Any help much appreciated TIA Read more: red honey gourami bloated, not eating.
  12. Hi all, I am very close to picking up myself a rtgg and will be the first gg iv kept. Firstly I just want to know how well they go on their own (species specific, there will be other fish in the tank). Also are there any plants which they don't eat? I'm looking at adding a few plants to my tank and hoping to find something which it won't eat.
  13. What next? Come One, Come All, to the GPG Breeding Venture! Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Aquariaists of all ages! You are about to witness a daring and risky journey – a “pioneering venture into little-known waters" ! Err… got a bit carried away there… sorry First, an explanation. As I mentioned in closing out my first (and only) thread, “Giant Pink Gourami “Baby” updates”, I was really surprised by and appreciative of the interest shown by so many people in what my pack of hoodlum GPGs were up to over the past few years. Having 1,400+ views of a thread after I closed it suggests that I should do what I’m doing here – start another thread You also know that I’m not just ‘collecting’ trophy fish – I fully intend to do what I can with what I have to breed GPGs. There you are – a Mission Statement!! Secondly, Nothing breeding-wise was ever going to happen in a kiddy-wink wading pool. I realise I could be mistaken about this, but I have a feeling that enormous fish probably want a very large amount of room to play in. Hence the “Pool Phase II”, and the intention of using a 10ft swimming pool as the “TOP Pool” for breeding experiments! Thirdly, You can’t do much with just 1 fish (apologies to @JayPee and ‘Walter’ – although did I see 2 other GPGs in one of JayPee’s photos a while back?), so I have been buying Giant Pink Gouramis with not too much concern for $ price. And yes, @th3f0rg0t3n, I may have accumulated a few too many in the past, but I have now stopped. My daughter has threatened to extract $50 out of me for each fish if I buy any more. She doesn't read threads on QLDAF, so little does she know that I now have 20+ Lastly, There will be a plan for all this; just as soon as I sit down and draw one. As @beencees tells me – my plans remind him of Wiley E. Coyote’s brilliant designs to catch The Road Runner. I have had trouble sourcing appropriate “ACME” equipment and tend to rely on eBay instead! This is where we came from... http://www.qldaf.com/forums/monster-rare-exotic-fish-49/giant-pink-gourami-baby-updates-77649/ This is where we are going now... Enjoy the trip
  14. So I went to my LFS today and brought 3 new gourami's for my newly set up tank. I also brought some prime. So if I get myself in trouble with ammonia again I'll have a chance on getting rid of it without it killing my fish. I was thinking about adding some neon tetras, clown loaches, and when the tank is fully set up and stable some blue Rams. What's your thoughts? I'm not buying any more fish until next weekend. I know I can add to many fish at once. From allboutthebass
  15. Just so you know... It turned out very well. I named her "Baby" and she is living with 3 other large GPGs in a 10ft swimming pool (approx. 4,000 litres). The last time I moved her (from an 8ft swimming pool to the bigger one) she was about 50+cm, so she's still growing :-) Thanx for the interest.
  16. can someone please tell me where i can get a juvenile albino giant gourami or a pink giant gourami (10-15 cm would be best) in melbourne (doesn't really matter where its from as long they are willing to ship) thanks
  17. hi guys im new to the site i have a red tail giant gourami about 7 inches with 2 tiger oscars and a gold spot pleco any recommendations for other tank mates
  18. HI Guys, Currently using Wardley Total Tropical gourmet flake blend. What other foods should I consider to give my fish a balanced diet and variety? Appreciate your help. Phil
  19. Does anyone here sell female dwarf gourami, as close to toowoomba as possible, cheers Sent from my RM-821_apac_australia_new_zealand_218 using Tapatalk
  20. Well, the future son in law said my gourami was not with eggs. Bloody know it all! So now it's 3 weeks later, I bought her a companion. Now i'm the proud owner of 6 tanks (from mollasses pods) holding 500 litres each, and 2 billion gouramis. Hey I was quite happy playing World of Tanks, now i'm boiling eggs cos I can't find liquifry localy, buying red dots I can't even see for a dollar a bag. Anyway it looks like I have enuf slim and stuff in these tanks as I notice the larger tads are 10mm already. Question ...... what can I put in these tanks that will eat the mosquito larvae and not my fry, cos I got 10 mossie larvae for each fry (20 billion). The smaller larvae are being cleaned up .. like wow I really got pleasure in seeing the fry whack a mossie the first time hehe .... I did put on my glasses .... so i guess eventually the problem will resolve itself this time .... any answer will help me for next time, yeah next time ...... see this is turning into a hobbie .... anyway happy to share on this site.
  21. So I am currently collecting fish in Cambodia and went to a pond on the side of the road, I could not believe the number of sparkling gourami's I was able to catch within a 50cm area. I just stood there and kept scooping in the same spot every 30 seconds, each scoop catching 1 - 5 fish. The pond was quite large, approx. 2 meters x 50 meters x possibly 1 meter deep at the deepest point, almost completely covered in plants. Also we were at a market the other night and for sale were some Cantor's Softshell Turtle Hatchlings, these are an incredible species which grow to 2 meters in length but unfortunately are endangered because locals keep collecting and eating them. We managed to save 3 from being eaten, at $1 each, and have the smallest one which we are feeding up to go back with the other 2. They will be raised until they are large enough to go back into the wild in a safe (as safe as can be) area. Here are some pics and a video -
  22. Posted this in the wrong place so just linking to it from the photography lounge - http://www.qldaf.com/forums/freshwater-species-9/wild-caught-sparkling-gouramis-cambodia-plus-cantors-softshell-turtle-99424/
  23. Hey just wondering if anyone's seen any gpgs (5cm) mark any ware been hunting around for a while and can only find red tails
  24. I have a male and female neon blue dwarf gourami in a 140L community tank. My boy has created a bubble nest in the back corner of the tank and has really coloured up especially around his head. He is still swimming around the tank to eat but spends most his time around the nest and keeping other breeds of fish away. He's chasing the female around too but not nicely I'd say he's being a bit aggressive towards her. Will they breed in a tank this deep? Its time to do a water change but if something is happening I don't want to destroy the nest. Any suggestions guys???
  25. I've recently bought two small Pearl Gouramis - male and female. They're alone in a 50L planted tank. They seem to get along and swim around the tank together. They haven't really shown any real aggression. There is also no sign of a bubble nest because there is a slight current in the water. I've started noticing the male occasionally nibbles the female between her ventral fins and on her anal fin. The female doesn't back off and doesn't seem to mind at all as they continue to swim around together. There is no signs of any damage on the female. Does anyone know why he's doing this?
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