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Old 02-11-2011, 04:51 PM   #1 
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Dwarf Gourami?

Can a Dwarf Gourami be put in a community tank and with female bettas? I have a 20 gallon with 3 female bettas, 4 neon tetras, 2 ADF, and a few ghost shrimp. I thought they looked cool cause they spit out water. lol
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:58 PM   #2 
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That depends on the betta but the females might attack it because of the similarity in their body shapes. But dwarf gouramis have pretty specific needs that can be hard to meet. When I say that I mean things like how they dont like loud noises. There are a few other things but I forget them.
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:05 PM   #3 
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I've heard that you should never keep Bettas, male OR female with Gouramis because they are both very territorial. I would say no.
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hmmm well the web site said they are gentle and shy....
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Old 02-11-2011, 05:14 PM   #5 
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You can't trust everything you read on the internet. They are from the same family as Bettas (anabantoids), so they are just as territorial.
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:44 PM   #6 
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Dwarf gourami's are also surface dwellers. The females may have claimed the surface as their territory by now...
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:47 AM   #7 
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well I decided not to get any because the store guy advice me not to however I am extremely peeved on what he said about bettas! hmmm.... they need to put an angry face icon with steam coming out of the head cause that is how I feel right now
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:54 AM   #8 
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What did he say?
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Old 02-12-2011, 01:55 AM   #9 
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Yeah, Dwarf Gourami's and bettas don't seem to get along to well, I had some with my betta, he scared them into a corner, we suspect he also killed them while we weren't looking.
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:10 AM   #10 
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What did he say?
Well I told him how I am starting a sorority in my 20 and have 2 females and 4 danios in my five gallon so I was asking him if he thought my five was overstocked. He basically said "PPsshh bettas can live in small bowls. just take them out of there" I then said well yeah maybe but you still gotta do water changes he then said "no they are hardy fish and thats what they are made for" I then started spacing out cause I became very angry so only heard bits and parts but I think he was saying he put a betta a betta in a martini glass and only changed the water two times a month and the betta lived just fine. He was saying something about his mom was going to get mad but he did it anyways "to show her" he called the betta his drunken fish or something like that to his friends he even said that he sells customers the small bowls to put the bettas in....he seemed to care about all the other fish but not the bettas. What makes bettas less important?
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