Originally Posted by Tigris
Would it be better to increase the number of honey gouramis? If so how many and does sex matter?
Other options would be appreciated...
Honey Gourami are fine in a small group, say 4-5. Best with one male and others female. Like all gourami, the male is territorial.
For other fish, the rasbora work with gourami, as all rasbora are peaceful and not likely to nip fins. Stay with the "medium" ones, the dwarfs in Boraras are tiny and not good with much larger fish like the HG; the species in Trigonostigma for example are ideal (check our profiles, the 3 most common are included). A group of 7 perhaps, in which case you might want to limit the HG to three (again, one male, and two female).