Not so much and yes. I have a DG and I wouldnt trade him for the world. He is a great fish and I love his personailty, I just wish some times that I could add some other gourami or similar species to the tank. However, its all part of fishkeeping and sacrafices.
Look, that's your fault and yours alone, don't be mad with him its not his fault. I'm not trying to be mean but own the mistake, we all make them. I tried adding a paradise goruami when I first started, barley seperated them in time.
Nope, DG do not get along with betta anymore then a betta does.
Though in somes opinion you do owe some responcibility to him.....
Sounds like hes lightening up, they can be shy at first. Why not add some schooling fish? They are typically cool with schoolers. Disregard my last post btw, I relize it was too opinionated. There was a thread a while back that got into the ethics of whether we owe our fish to keep them or whether its ok to trade them at will. Obvioulsy, we see where I stand. Hes your fish, you can do as you wish with him, I will not judge, nor should anyone else. Again, I apologize.
this is my DG, hes larger then most but still I love him so. He runs my 29 with an iron fin alongside my goldbarbs. In actuality he is very calm and peacful so long as I don't add any fish that irk him
X_x lol. He wasn't being too hard on the platy was he? If he seems to get aggressive to much with them, give him a mirror and a cave.
Ahh, yep the platy had it comming, they seem to be able to hold their own though. As you can see in the pic he was puppy guarding the new wood. He actually doesn't have any caves, just lots of plants and wood
Sounds like you got a good one. Yes DG are extremely geneticly week. For the majority anyways. Particularly the ones exported from singaphore. However the good old hardy DG remain in the business aswell. I put mine through a LOT as a newby. Hes about the closest thing to a wild DG you'll get though(hence his larger size). Very hardy indeed.