Newest Review: ... rounded shape with smallish, blunt body fins - apart from the feelers, of course - that flare out towards the tail The males ... more
... are pattened in a fine chequerboard of bright red-orange on a silver backbround, shading to turquoise blue on the fins an head. The females share the same general body shape but are pure silver all over. Apparently they grow to a max sixe of about 5cm - of course both ours pegged it in less than a year, so I never found out about that in practice.
We're not completely inexperienced tropical fish-keepers by any means - not experts, but we're confident we know what we're doing - my other half especially. We got...more
Dwarf gouramis - beautiful but doomed is how I'd describe them. If you're thinking of purchasing these fish I'd look up 'dwarf gourami (Colisa lalia) virus / disease' on Google; depsite their current reputation as 'easy to keep' aquarium fish a high percentage (quoted as being over 20% in some countries) of dwarf gouramis from pet shops may already carry disease at the time of purchase. This is almost always eventually a fatal conition for the fish; other gourami types seem to be less susceptible or aren't affected by the disease at all; in my experience it would be far better to select one of these other types.
They do look fantastic - the fish are a very ...
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Express Review on Gourami by - written on 17/11/02, updated on 17/11/02 Rating:
Gouramis - Advantages: Easy to keep, good community fish - Disadvantages: can get large