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Old 10-01-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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Gouramis and betas?

I wanted to see what would happen if I put my wife's beta (Phil) into my 45 gallon fresh tank with my guppies and platies in it. They mix really well and no murders. Now, I want to add a fire belly dwarf gourami and a dwarf honey gourami to my tank. Does anyone have any experience in mixing betas with these guys? I don't want to buy 2 gouramis and wake up the next morning with fish that have been picked apart. Any help would be great. Thanks.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:43 AM   #2
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I had my dragon betta, Walter, in my 50 with two honeys, Clover and Tupelo, for a few weeks til his 10 was cycled and they all did fine. My betta is very mellow, despite being a "dragon", however.

It really depends on the betta. If he's fiesty or a punk it probably won't work.
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The fins of male guppies resemble betta fins so a fight is bound to occur. Bettas and gouramis are related so they might also fight.
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:53 AM   #4
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Oh I missed that you have guppies. That won't work.
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My opaline gourami was a nightmare he bullied everything and always tore up my bettas fins, I had to return him after a while.
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Well if you've got your betta cohabitating with guppies and platies you may have a very passive betta. That said I really wouldn't suggest pushing your luck any further with a gourami.
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I'm not going to get gouramis. I don't want to risk the beta, Phil. She would kill me If he was nipped to death.
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I'm not going to get gouramis. I don't want to risk the beta, Phil. She would kill me If he was nipped to death.
Good idea, you don't want her to kill you. Smart man.
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