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Which member of the Osphronemidae family do you like the best?

  • Blue Gourami

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Gold Gourami

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Opaline Gourami

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pearl Gourami

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Snakeskin Gourami

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Honey Gourami

    Votes: 4 23.5%
  • Dwarf Gourami (All types)

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Sparkling Gourami

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Chocolate Gourami

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Giant Gourami

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Moonlight Gourami

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Pygmy Gourami

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Paradise Fish

    Votes: 2 11.8%
  • Betta albimarginata

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Betta Raja.

    Votes: 1 5.9%
  • Kissing Gourami

    Votes: 3 17.6%
  • Thick- Lipped Gourami

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Frail Gourami

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Betta falx

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Betta channoides

    Votes: 1 5.9%
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Part 3 to the fish battle series! Which relative to our beloved Betta do you think is the best/most beautiful/ most peaceful/ most compatible? I did not include Betta Splendens in this test because if I did there would be no test (Betta Splendens would win hands down). :-D So vote, and please back the vote with your opinion!

Note: This will not include all members of the Osphronemidae family, just the more popular ones.
 

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I chose paradise fish! I have kept many and while they are not the most peaceful they win with me for their beauty and ease of care. Some gourami (dwarf, pearl) can be too delicate and the kissing gourami gets to big. Giant gourami should not even be sold to the average aquarist and gold and blue gourami can be untrustworthy in the community tanks they are often recommended for.
 

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I agree tankman12 Pearls are beautiful! Oddly enough mine is pretty aggressive. Kissing Gouramis are not nearly as aggressive as people say they are too. Honey Gouramis by far, are one of the most peaceful Gouramis I've ever had, but like all gouramis their personality can change on a dime. I love the Paradise Fish (Gourami) so much! They are one of the most predictable Gouramis, which makes them good candidates for a community tank, and other similar sized fish of the same temperament! :-D
 

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The only problem with kissers is they get BIG so they may eat fish. I dont think they are very aggressive though. Your pearl is aggressive?!?! That is some what strange (i believe you 100%, and im not trying to make you wrong or anything like that).
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Yes, I agree. I think Kissing Gouramis are like Whales, huge,misunderstood and somewhat, aquatic cows! Also my Pearl is very aggressive towards my other fish! I actually took a few fish out because of her! It was very odd, the first few days she was very timid and shy, but after awhile she became violent and harassed my Veil tail Liam, and then my King, Scott! I took both of them out of the community tank because they weren't happy with the high amount of filtration, and other fish I had in there.
 

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I LOVE my Powdered Blue Dwarf Gouramis, they are part of the centerfish piece (if you will) to my bow front tank and their attitude and how curious they are towards every little change that happens make me laugh all of the time.
 

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I have 3 red flame dwarf gouramis in my community tank, and they are great. They're bright orange/gold, red, and blue and are very peaceful. I intended to get 2 females and a male, but they were very young when I got them and I ended up with 2 males and a female. However, they have never had any issues or aggression among them or with the other fish. The female is BY FAR the largest of the 3, so I think that helps her not get intimidated by the males. They are lovely, interactive fish.
 

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I voted kisser cause wild types are beautiful.
But my favourites are the frail (noble) gourami.
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