Bettas Or Gouramis?

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Gourami or betta?

  1. Betta

    4 vote(s)
    44.4%
  2. Gourami

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    55.6%
  1. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

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    (Hopefully this doesn t start any fighting)
    Which one would you rather prefer, gourami or the betta? In my case I would say the gourami because they are pretty good in a community tank (Some not all) and are very pretty, not as much as bettas but Gouramis come in many different sizes and types.
     


  2. Fanatic

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    Depends on your preference.
    Gouramis, and Betta don't mix. Don't keep them together.

    I personally like gouramis for communities, and bettas for solitary tanks.
     


  3. BottomDweller

    BottomDweller Fishlore VIP Member

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    For a community tank definitely a gourami. There are so many gouramis to choose from all with different requirements, temperaments and sizes.
     
  4. Fanatic

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    I've got a community tank, and I'm getting a honey gourami, along with a BN Pleco!
     
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    Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

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    No it's just which one you prefer :)
     
  6. Fanatic

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    I cannot give an accurate analysis for the difference.
    Because, I own a Betta, and soon a gourami.
     
  7. Cory & the Catz

    Cory & the Catz Member Member

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    I've owned both, a betta in its own tank and 2 gourami's in my community tank, id say the DG's i have are great for a community and id be much sketchier on a betta but overall its a tough pick between the two. Id say i like the personality of my gourami's though.
     
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    Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

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    Oh lol well good luck!
     
  9. Mcasella

    Mcasella Fishlore VIP Member

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    I'm not a big fan of the bigger gouramis, but my licorice gouramis are dang cute and starting to be less shy towards me.
    I like the bettas I have had and they have great personalities that come out really quickly.
     
  10. Emmylee43

    Emmylee43 Initiate Member

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    I lean toward both of them, my betta gets along wonderfully with my tetras and mollies. However, my gouramis are a little aggressive toward one another occasionally. I'm wanting to say Gourami, just due to how pretty they can get and how they add a nice touch to any tank. They also seem peaceful to me. I think it's more of a history thing, never treated my bettas good as a little kid and I guess they just seem more 'common' in my eyes, despite their varieties.
     


  11. Themaniac19

    Themaniac19 Member Member

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    I have a female betta, a honey gourami, and a pearl gourami together. They all get along great. The only problem I've had was the leopard danios took a chunch of the betta's tail out when I first put her in.
     
  12. JamieXPXP

    JamieXPXP Well Known Member Member

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    i have had both gouramis and bettas. although i have more experience with gouramis then bettas. i love them both equally because they are both beautiful and unique in their own way. i cant decided which i like more lol. my current tank just has a betta, a few live plants and soon a snail or something like that haven't fully decided yet lol.