Originally Posted by ChoclateBetta
They are not but are related both are not in the Betta family they are in the antoibide. Which Betta is in.
Actually betta and the common aquarium gourami are from the family Osphronemidae
is the climbing perches but does include some aquarium fish like the African leaf fish (Ctenopoma acutirostre
). Both of these families are part of the suborder Anabantoidei
also known as the labyrinth fishes. Taxonomy can be confusing.