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Old 10-24-2014, 05:09 PM   #1
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Betta and Gouramis

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I have a 10 gallon tank with 4 dwarf gouramis. My girlfriend has a male betta. When she bought him he was nice deep purple. After a few weeks his real color came out and he is a real ugly pink and white color. She wants to get a new one but I don't want to put him in a small betta bowl. Can he get along with the dwarf gouramis or does she have to deal with the betta until I can get another tank for him?


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Old 10-24-2014, 06:10 PM   #2
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Those gouramis are going to murder each other soon. Get a 5 g for the Betta and get rid of three gourami.


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Betta and Gouramis

The color change in the betta could very well be stress.

What is she feeding him and what's the tank situation?

From what I understand bettas and gouramis together are asking for trouble.

I commonly also recommend a 5 gallon for a betta too. But I do keep mine in a 3, because I do frequent large water changes and have gained experience in keeping water parameters happy.

Marineland/tetra has 3 and 5 gallon kits, often on sale at Petsmart for $32-40, that have a gentle filter bettas like. Then decorate heavily, feed a high quality food, and change the water a lot. The color should brighten.


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