Honestly I have always had gouramis with no problems at all. Never have had any fight any others ever. I love pink kissers because honestly they grow slowly. I have had one for like 8 years and is only like 6 inches or so long. Pink Kissing need pairs though. They really do kiss.
Dwarfs are great too. I prefer the Opaline also known as 3 spot over blues. They are just a color variant but often cheaper.
Bettas - TOTAL COUNT - 18
Thoth, The Red VT twins - Fred and George, Motoko. As well as Bloodmoon and SilverKnight, Zypher, Bobber, Quetzalcoatl, Tsuruko, Shinobu, Mistume, and Su. Introducing, The Duke. 4 unnamed.
RIP- All those loved and lost. Forever Missed.
I now add the name of Prince Poppycock to the list. forever loved and forever missed.