Hi my fellow betta enthusiasts So, if you read my last post about my betta being very well behaved with his new tankmates, the good news is that he has continued to be. The bad news is that the little guy seems to be scared of the gourami. He has spent the last couple of days hiding in a hole in the driftwood, which has turned out to be a huge frustration for me because his hiding skills are exquisite and I can never find him when I am doing a fish count. The thing is, he has absolutely nothing to be scared of! The sweet gourami girl could not care less about him. Yesterday evening he made a rare, brief appearance for feeding time, and both of them were feeding on the surface. Every time she would get near him, he would quickly stop eating and swim away, even though she didn't even so much as look at him and was simply feeding. What can I do for my poor little betta? I hate to see him like this; he used to be the personality of the tank, always swimming about and coming up to the front of the tank to greet me when I came by. What have you all tried to make fish more at ease? Would it just be best to move him? I only have a 2.5 gallon available at the moment, and I hate to give him such a big downgrade, and I hate to put any fish in there at all.