Blue Paradise Gourami - The Consolidated Fish Farms Inc.

Blue Paradise Gourami

Country of Origin: 🇺🇸USA
Regular price $3.00
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Size

Stats

Scientific name: Macropodus opercularis

Origin: Asia 

Size at maturity: 2-3"

Breeding: Bubble nester 

Diet: Omnivore 

Temperament: Semi-aggressive

Background Info

Originally from the rice fields of Asia, found in places like the Yangtze River Basin and through the likes of Laos and Cambodia, we bring you the Blue Paradise Gourami. A beautiful light bluish-green fish with red vertical striped throughout the fish. Their long, forklike tail fin makes them distinguishable from other gourami species. There has been debate over the years if the fish we see in our home aquariums are the same fish we initially found in Southeast Asia's rice fields. Current scientific research is inconclusive, but this fish still remains incredibly popular amongst the world's community fish keepers.

Feeds and Feeding

What do you feed these Blue Paradise Gouramis? These fish are omnivores and need various diets to stay fluid and prevent any compaction in their gut. We provide them a combination of frozen foods and dry foods, alternating them throughout the week. We like to feed them a tropical flake. Xtreme Aquatic Foods is our flake for this. We will mix in more spirulina flake into their diet as well. For frozen foods, we like to feed the frozen Daphnia by Hikari. We find this food's size is excellent for the smaller fish, and they seem to enjoy it a lot! As the fish get older, we will transition them to frozen brine shrimp.

Tankmates

It's true, Paradise Gouramis, as they get older ( especially the males), can get pretty aggressive. They get aggressive when they are put into tanks with other dominant fish of the same size. We like to use these gouramis sparingly and as our show fish in our larger community-style tanks. Meaning we only put 1-2 fish per community tank. If we are stocking two fish, we try to make sure they are male and female to calm the aggression as two males will indeed attack the others. There are some exceptions, as if you decide you want more of these blue paradise in your tank, it just needs to be a little larger and lots of hiding spots throughout the tank.



DOA Policy

While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.

We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but  shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

Shipping Policy

Most Shipments will be 2-day unless otherwise noted. We shipfish on Mondays and Tuesdays only (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping andensure they are healthy prior to arriving at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensurethey maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures thehealth and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only thecontinental United States and are unable to ship to P.O. boxes, must bephysical address.

FAQ

"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"

-         We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.

"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"

-         While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us,  with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.

"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"

-         We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.

"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"

-         Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!

"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"

-         Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.