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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by 19Steve61, Aug 20, 2017.

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    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Steve. I live in New Brunswick, Canada. I've had fish for 4 years, all bettas. I enjoyed looking after fish that had no tank mates. There was no one to bother them, I knew they were getting all the food, etc.

    My last betta recently died. I decided to buy something different this time. I bought a 10 gallon tank, and yesterday picked up a dwarf blue gourami and 2 platies. They are all very active. I have read that some gouramis can be very shy but this guy is everything but. He is also eating very well. My concern is he seems to be getting all (or most) of the food. The platies have gone for the pellets and flakes I've given them, but haven't eaten as far as I can tell. I am thinking of putting the platies in their own tank, so I can be sure they are eating. I was always very careful about not overfeeding the bettas.

    Can a gourami live happily on their own? From what I can tell, I don't think it would bother this guy. Would the platies be better off in their own tank?

    Maybe everything will be fine and I am just a worry-wort. All I know is having more than 1 fish in a tank is new to me.

    Anything anyone can tell me about gouramis and platies, their eating habits, etc would be wonderful!

    Thanks so much!!
     
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    Hi Steve. Welcome. I too am fairly new. I have had Gourmies together with Platies and they all did fine together. I would think the Platies are probably getting more food that you think. The Gourmies I have had together did not get along very well. In my experience with them, they seem to do better alone that with other Gourmies.
     

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