Leopard gourami aka spotted climbing perch info needed

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  1. wsteene

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    Hi,

    Can anyone maybe tell me a bit more about a leopard gourami aka spotted climbing perch. Did Google on it but can't find any useful information. I currently have two in my tank and watched their behavior for a few days in order to determine something.

    Over the weekend I've purchased 6 rummy nose's, the next day I was left with four, today I'm left with three. The other day I bought 6 silver tips and left with only one, I was wondering if maybe these fish were eating my rummy noses and silver tips. Do not find any bodies or left overs from the missing fish.

    Other fish I'm keeping are
    2 Opaline gourami's
    3 Golden gourami's
    2 Thick lip gourami's
    1 Balloon kissing gourami
    1 Red Robin
    1 Silver tip (from a total of 6)
    3 Rummy noses (from a total of 6)
    1 Cobalt blue dwarf gourami
    2 Moonlight gourami's
    3 Zebra danio's
    2 Leopard danio's
    2 Pepper cories
    2 Albino Corries
    2 Bronze corries
    1 SAE
     
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    It's the leopards. They can easily eat those small fish. Your zebra and leopard danios may be making it through on the virtue that they're faster, but given time I believe that they'll be eaten too.

    Spotted climbing perches are good predators - this should have been seen in your Google searches, as it is one of the issues most often encountered when keeping these fish. Be sure to keep up some degree of meaty food in their diet in addition to any dry foods you may be feeding them to ensure health in these fish.
     
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    Time to find them a new home wsteene... Not even your gouramis are completely safe, as acutirostre 'charges' fish coming too close to its chosen spot. I actually had a one eyed spotted climbing perch, the eye got sucked out by another one, when the one-eye came too close. Danios and tetras are just dinners to them. Large, active fish serve well with these perches(They are not gouramis even by a stretch)
     
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    They can swallow fish a third of their size.
     
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    mine ate 7 big guppies in one sitting
     
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    Thanks for the info guys, glad to hear my suspisions were right. One of my Zebra danios also went missing about a day afetr I bought them. Will try and see if I can get a new home to them. Anyone interested?
     
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    @Jagwa, sorry to hear about your 7 in one sitting. @AquaAddict, must say that is quite big as my rummy noses are about a third of the biggest one's size. Must add it is quite some amazing fish, sad that I need to let them go but it is getting a bit expensive keeping them as they indulge on my other fish, R18 a rummy nose and R13 a silver tip and R12 a danio is no joke any more. @SalmonAfrica, do feed tubifex worms and frozen bloodworms about two to three times a week. Can't get hold of live bloodworms in Rustenburg :hmpf:
     
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    Sorry about your fish that disappeared. I have 2 Spotted Climbing Perch, but I make sure they are the smallest fish in the tank I keep them in. Perhaps its time for another tank?:idea:
     
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    It does not matter how fast a fish is when the spotted monster is lurching in the dark of night if it fits in his food trap it's fair game.
     
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    @jpvd007 that's when it all happens, at night when no one is watching. During the day they will hide between the drift wood and plants and do come out when I feed them. @AqauAddict, the idea of puuting of another tank did coem to mind but the Miss is just lifting her eye brow and asks where am I planning putting it and all of my ideas of placing it doesn't fit in with her idea. MTS is a real terrible disease with no cure to it, as another member said you guys are terrible and nasty, always encouraging in setting up another tank, lol. The urge in setting up another one is just getting stronger and with the help of you guys, "ja swaer", what can I say.
     
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    I have one. Really nice fish.
    Their mouths look deceptively small. They can eat fish up to 1/3 of their size.
     

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