Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
My LFS does this too. I'm going go say something next time I'm there.
The only combo I'd ever try would be female betta and a honey gourami, in at least 20gal. They are the most peaceful gourami, but it's still a longshot.
The biggest problem I'd see is since they're both air breathers, the gourami might decide to chase the betta away from the surface, which would eventually cause a betta to suffocate. Hence why a smaller tank is a bad idea, less surface area..
taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.