Originally Posted by RoseyD
Is it worth trying to match him with a male gourami? Or should I stick with the original plan of putting him with the 2 gourami girls?
I found this for you.
In the 'Aquarium requirements' it states that "Dwarf gouramis are so docile that they will allow themselves to be bullied to death before fighting back. Male siamese fighting fish may attack dwarf gouramis and should be avoided."
And before I read this page, I had been reading about regular Gourami. It stated that they are more aggressive then the Dwarf kind and will fight and even kill smaller or long tailed fish. But I figure, since your mail Gourami is shy, he's a Dwarf.
But this might not happen all the time. I've heard of Betta's being put in community tanks with various other fish, including other Betta.
So just be careful if you go ahead with it. :)