GIANT gouramis

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if you keep discus with GG's would that just be a major waste of money (and a couple of healthy discus)?

cause that would be awesome to keep
 

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BIGgourami;677965; said:
i'm new to the site and was wondering if anyone kept giant gouramis. not the little six inch ones that are claimed to be giants but the two foot monsters of my dreams. i've seen what people have done with their houses/tanks :drool: and am so jealous. ultimately, though, the biggest i think i'll ever go is a 300. if i win the lottery however, that's going to change ;)
i'm interested in hearing people experience with them and to hear some info about keeping them, i think they are THE best fish EVER!!! :headbang2
I like Giant Gouramies too, but studies have statistically shown that they are not the best fish ever.
 

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seriously i really would like to know the answer to the above question tho.
 

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BIGgourami;679382; said:
if you keep discus with GG's would that just be a major waste of money (and a couple of healthy discus)?

cause that would be awesome to keep
Depends on the age of the GG. IME, they are pretty aggressive as youngsters, but grow into gentle giants. The big guys we used to have never touched any other fish, not even when they would fit in their mouths no problem. Howerer, as youngsters, they could well kill the discus.
 

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so if i got and grew one into adulthood i would probably be able to keep them together?
how big/old would he have to be?
also, do either of them (the GG more so than the discus) get along with oscars?
the GG would probably grow faster than the oscar right? especially if i don't try to speed his growth with over feeding live food
 

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oh, and a 300 should be enough room for them right?

(1x) 2ft GG & (2x) 12" oscar
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(1x) 2ft GG & (4-6x) 8" discus
 

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