sparkling gourami

Discussion in 'Gouramis' started by happypappy, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. happypappy

    happypappyNew MemberMember

    I would like to get a small group of sparkling gouramis in my community tank. However, I have 4 female bettas happily congregating in my 29 gallon community tank. Would these gouranami do ok with the female bettas OR would they be better in the 10 gallon shrimp tank? Would they snack on the shrimps?? OR should I set them up on their own????
     
  2. soltarianknight

    soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Assuming that this is Trichopsis pumila, they will absolutely not do well with female bettas at all. They themselves look like young female bettas, adults wouldn't tolerate them. They would do better in the 10gal, shouldn't bother the adult shrimp.
     
  3. OP
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    happypappy

    happypappyNew MemberMember

    These shrimp are having shrimplets --- Would the gouramis eat them?
     
  4. soltarianknight

    soltarianknightFishlore VIPMember

    Probably, most fish would.
     
  5. Lucy

    LucyModeratorModerator Member

    If two sparklers pair up the 10g won't be big enough.
    There won't be anywhere for the others to go.
    They can be aggressive when spawning.

    Little fish with big personalities.