Keeping a Female Betta With Honey Gourami?

Megaanemp

Member
Hello,

I’m setting up my first tank, it is 75 Gallons with a Fluval FX4.

I am hoping to keep 3 Honey GouramI and am wondering if a female Betta could get along with them?
Does anyone have experience keeping female betta with Honey Gourami?
I am going to add lots of plants and hiding places.

My Complete Final Stocking plans are as follows:

3 Honey Gourami
7 JuliI Corys
7 Ottos
9-12 Cherry Barbs
12 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Bolivian Ram
and obviously 1 female betta if she would be compatible with the gouramis

Thanks for any advice

-Meg
 

CichlidJynx

Member
Megaanemp said:
Hello,

I’m setting up my first tank, it is 75 Gallons with a Fluval FX4.

I am hoping to keep 3 Honey GouramI and am wondering if a female Betta could get along with them?
Does anyone have experience keeping female betta with Honey Gourami?
I am going to add lots of plants and hiding places.

My Complete Final Stocking plans are as follows:

3 Honey Gourami
7 JuliI Corys
7 Ottos
9-12 Cherry Barbs
12 Harlequin Rasboras
1 Bolivian Ram
and obviously 1 female betta if she would be compatible with the gouramis

Thanks for any advice

-Meg
I haven’t personally kept the honey gouramI but I have kept a powder blue gouramI with 8 females in a 40 breeder so the 75 will work perfect (I assume with enough territories)
 
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Megaanemp

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CichlidJynx said:
I haven’t personally kept the honey gouramI but I have kept a powder blue gouramI with 8 females in a 40 breeder so the 75 will work perfect (I assume with enough territories)
Thanks for the reply! That’s good to know
 

trahana

Member
I don't suggest trying a betta community tank without having a backup tank in case the betta becomes aggressive.
 

CichlidJynx

Member
Megaanemp said:
Thanks for the reply! That’s good to know
Each female is different as well, some bettas can be pretty bad apples. I’ve yet to find one that can’t live with tank mates so chances of success is pretty high
 

CoryBoi

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jinjerJOSH22
 
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Megaanemp

Member
trahana said:
I don't suggest trying a betta community tank without having a backup tank in case the betta becomes aggressive.
I’ll keep that in mind, thanks for the advise!

CichlidJynx said:
Each female is different as well, some bettas can be pretty bad apples. I’ve yet to find one that can’t live with tank mates so chances of success is pretty high
Thanks again for the help I’ll keep that in mind!
 

JB92668

it can be done its common to do so just NO male fighter
 
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Megaanemp

Member
johnbetta said:
it can be done its common to do so just NO male fighter
Awesome thanks for the advice! I appreciate it
 

andy305mia

Member
I have had luck with females in community tanks, just make sure she has her own little territory and you add her LAST
 

jinjerJOSH22

Member
I've heard talks of this in the past and although i've not tried it we generally believe a male Betta should get on fine with Honey's as they aren't likely to challenge the Betta. Of course Betta's can be very different from one another which of course would play a part in it working or not.

Since female are usually a little less volatile you shouldn't have too many issues but like others have suggested a backup plan is a good idea
 

andy305mia

Member
In a 75 gallon you should have be ok, I would be more concerned with current and overeating, they tend to eat a lot more.
 
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Megaanemp

Member
andy305mia said:
In a 75 gallon you should have be ok, I would be more concerned with current and overeating, they tend to eat a lot more.
Thanks for the advice I really appreciate it! I’ll keep an eye on the overeating and I do have a back up tank just in case

jinjerJOSH22 said:
I've heard talks of this in the past and although i've not tried it we generally believe a male Betta should get on fine with Honey's as they aren't likely to challenge the Betta. Of course Betta's can be very different from one another which of course would play a part in it working or not.

Since female are usually a little less volatile you shouldn't have too many issues but like others have suggested a backup plan is a good idea
Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it, I do have a back up tank just in case
 

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