I love my bettas. Before buying them I thought that I'd love gouramis more - but, I'm really hooked now.
And, I do have one male betta - my king betta sharing a community tank with gouramis, rainbows and neons - and he loves having the 30 gallons - and I've seen him interact with the gouramis. He's bigger than the gold for now, and just a tiny bit smaller than the pearl. When he's done growing - I think he'll be similar size as the pearl - but the gold girl will be the largest tank mate. I'll have to watch her to see if she becomes mean as she gets older.
Thats what I've realized with these fish types more than anything else - is that you take it day by day, and you watch how they interact. If all goes smoothly - then let them all be friends. If it suddenly doesn't - then have someplace to seperate the bad guy to... or the good guy... (if he's been beat up)...
I don't know how my half moons would behave in this community setting - I don't have enough betta free tanks to test them on... and I don't feel like starting another 'big tank' project just yet...
:) 5 tanks should be enough...
TheJewels... 20 g H plantedsorority - 4 princesses & 3 zebra otos
Ladies of Camelot - extended visit of Rome - 7 pretty girls & 7 cories - 20G Long.
Gawain - hM (2.5 g planted tank)
Lancelot - hM (5 gallon tank)
Roland - CT (5 g)
Galahad - deltatail (15 gallon divided)
King Richard the Lionheart- king betta (12 g Camelot)
Tristan - VT- (15 g divided)
Robin of Locksley (20g H w/threadfins/neons)