Dwarf Gourami And Betta? Question

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by w_johnson07, Apr 19, 2018.

  1. w_johnson07

    w_johnson07Valued MemberMember

    Could I keep a dwarf gourami and a betta together or will they fight with each other?
  2. Katie13

    Katie13Fishlore VIPMember

    No. AWFUL idea.
  3. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    DONT!!! They fight each other.I once saw a betta at petsmart with 30 gouramis. Fins ripped, flaring and stressed! I screamed at the employee and told her to take it out. She said later and i showed her what was happening and she took it out right away. DO NOT

  4. puffer boi

    puffer boiWell Known MemberMember

    maybe if you have a massive tank
  5. jaymethyValued MemberMember

    I honestly wouldn't even risk it then...
  6. puffer boi

    puffer boiWell Known MemberMember

    im talking like 100 gallons
  7. CanadianFishFan

    CanadianFishFanWell Known MemberMember

    Still wouldn't risk it, if they met each other could not be fun.
  8. Milliemae124

    Milliemae124Valued MemberMember

    Yeah I wouldn’t recommend it. I have seen them kept together in a pet store before but the Bettas fins were all tattered and it didn’t look good at all
  9. puffer boi

    puffer boiWell Known MemberMember

    @david1978 what do you keep with your betta in that 75 again
  10. david1978

    david1978Fishlore VIPMember

    2 male betta
    13 girl betta
    12 glowlight tetras
    9 emerald cories
    1 pleco.
    I had a dwarf gouromi for a short time but he just didn't seem like a good fit.
  11. Buganjimo

    BuganjimoWell Known MemberMember

    , thats cool! Heavily planted I bet?
  12. david1978

    david1978Fishlore VIPMember

    Oh yea heavily planted and a bunch if big ornaments.
  13. Lorraine.Kelly

    Lorraine.KellyValued MemberMember

    I have 2 honey gouramis and a betta and they get on fine they actually ignore each other.
  14. jaymethyValued MemberMember

    Out of curiosity, is it a female betta? And what sized tank?
  15. Lorraine.Kelly

    Lorraine.KellyValued MemberMember

    It’s a male betta and it’s 190 litre tank
  16. Danjamesdixon

    DanjamesdixonWell Known MemberMember

    Bettas and Gouramis are both from the suborder 'Anabantoidei' - putting them together would effectively be the equivalent of putting two Bettas together.

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