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Re: clown missing dorsal fin

Posted By: JR King <TrueEchidna@aol.com>
Date: Thursday, 19 February 2004, at 5:41 p.m.

Don't lose all hope. Gourami are very easy to care for, they were right there. Look how bettas are forced to live in today's fashion. They are very forgiving first fish and are lovely to watch. But you need a good size group to dither each other and take care not to get the "pair" that is usually suggested in retail. Pair=breeding the minute they feel at home. But they just are not the fish they used to be and I wouldn't trust them with anything slow, gentle, or expensive including other gourami like chocolates.

On the other end of the spectrum, in the 70's my grandfather kept several wild caught Betta splenden in a heavily planted tank. Mixed sexes and no fatalities. For several years. His bettas were retired to a pond in back when they were 5-6 years old.
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