02-19-2011, 05:43 PM
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Thanks fishbreeder and kay. It seems there is quite a range among the gourami breed. I've been reading up and the dwarfs seem to be very different in temperment than the bigger gouramis (like fish breeder said). I've also heard that some people feel that you can't ever mix them. But I'm unsure what to believe, because some people seem to think that bettas can't be housed with ANY other fish, and that's obviously untrue.
I really don't want to make a mistake and get incompatible fish. I had to return some zebra danios, which I thought were peaceful community fish, because they were terrorizing my tetras, nipping their fins and beating them to all the food. All I've read about dwarf gouramis is that they're very shy. Then again, it could be the betta that gets irritated, though he is perfectly fine with the tetra and frogs.
A flame dwarf gourami and my betta (teal/purple/red) don't really look anything alike. You really think it would be an issue?