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post #1 of 5 Old 07-12-2008, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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female betta with paradise fish

So while i was in hawaii for two weeks my boyfriend managed to kill both of our male bettas (Beast and Timmy).
Anyways, I was at Petco the other day and stumbled upon a Paradise Gourami. I'd always wanted to keep gourami's, and since he was pretty cheap (only 1.50) I went ahead and got him for my tank.

I still really like the personality that bettas have and started considering females so I can actaully have a community tank. My question is will the female betta be alright in the tank with the paradise fish? Since I know a male in there would be out of the question.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-13-2008, 12:08 PM
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Nooo. Paradise gourami are quite territorial. They'll kill your female betta the same way a male betta would.

Also, paradise gourami are sub-tropical fish. They should be kept without a heater, unlike bettas.

On the other hand, they're really cool fish, so have fun!
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-10-2008, 02:06 PM
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I have 1 male and 2 female paradise gouramis with a female beta, a school of neons, and a school of panda cories in my 29g tank and I very rarely see even a nipped fin. I have planted tank with water sprite, which is a floating plant. I believe this helps in keeping everyone happy.
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-26-2008, 04:32 PM
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i had 3 females and a female paradise in a 15 gal with no problems, i think if you were to do that make sure it is a female paradise.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-26-2008, 08:33 PM
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Nooo. Paradise gourami are quite territorial. They'll kill your female betta the same way a male betta would.

Also, paradise gourami are sub-tropical fish. They should be kept without a heater, unlike bettas.

On the other hand, they're really cool fish, so have fun!
I'd take this advice. Yes, some things can be done, but it is usually easier for all involved to not fight nature. Just my 2 cents.

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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