29 Gallon Tank Gourami nipping at other one!

bbydarlin

Hello I am a new fish owner! I bought 2 gouramis a few days ago. 1 male and 1 female. They have been doing fine together. The male gets just a bit aggressive when food is put in but otherwise they are fine together. Someone owner surrendered a male gourami at the fish store i go to. Some people online say 2 female for every male or that males can live together. I decided to take him home today. Well my male is chasing the new male and nipping at him a lot. Should i wait to see if maybe they might get over it in a day or just go return the new male back to the shop tomorrow? I might not have time tomorrow so should i go ahead and seperate them? I do have a lot of hiding spots for them all to hide. My male will chase my new one anyways. Its kinda funny cause the new male was a surrender cause he was too mean to the small fish in his old tank. Now he is the one getting bullied I want my fish to be happy so whatever you guys think is best I will do! Also they are dwarf gouramis!
 

Mudminnow

Welcome to Fishlore.

Dwarf gourami males are usually aggressive with each other. It's unlikely anything will improve. I think your best bet is to return the second male.
 

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