Is there anyone out there with a tank larger than 7ft / 1,000ltr who would like to to take on a Giant Gourami of around 20"? I took this fish on a couple of years back when he was half this size, as someone I bought two Clowns from had him in a 4' tank and I felt bad for him. I am not looking for any money for him, just a permanent home for him to see out his days. I have tried all the public aquaria in the south and am now hoping that someone on here either has a huge tank or knows someone with one...
Any suggestions welcomed too.
Something close to a pond set up might be your best option for him. A big guy like that needs all the space he can get. I planned on doing a summer pond set up for some of my bigger, heartier fish. It can be very pricey to set up and is hard to maintain the conditions you might want compared to what nature wants. Have you tried to contact a zoo with fresh water aquaria? You might even be lucky enough to come across a "big fish collector"
Where are you exactly?
Whether MFK is doing illegal things or not (and yes, there was quite a flap several years ago) they may still be a useful referral service, if they are active in the UK.
Whatever places you try, also ask, "Well, I understand you can't take him, but do you know of anyone else I could ask?"
If the shops near you (fish or other pets) will allow, post a notice.
Happy fish keeping!
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