Sorry for another thread from me but I feel like I can finally get some good advice! I have had so much bad advice from Lfs staff. One of our large tanks is a lovely community tank which has : 1 pearl gourami 2 swordtail 4 platies 6 rosy barbs 2 kuhli loaches 8 hockey sticks 10 harlequin rasbora 13 cardinal tetras We have only ever had one loss from this tank which was a cardinal on his first night. I love love my pearl gourami, he hangs out in the heavily planted areas mostly, only coming out for feeds and a few other brief times. He seems very drawn to the swordtails and platies and sleeps next to the swordtails every night. Is this normal for this fish? He looks so lovely and healthy and gentle. Could it be the barbs he is worried about with this long barbells? They are fairly quiet for barbs. I want to get another gourami for the tank but I've been told its a bad idea as they will fight. I can't imagine this gentle animal fighting, he even so gently lol. Does anyone agree its a bad idea or can suggest another type of gourami to add? Thanks Sorry! I don't know how to edit! The loaches are Yoyo loaches not kuhli, I just noticed my mistake.