Great to see you didn't let the storm stop you. Glad to see you bouncing back. Love the Pearl Gouramis. One of my favorite fish.
I've had a good deal of weird things happen in this tank, even before this. But as long as I have even a single fish in this tank, I'm not giving up on it. Even if that single fish likes to eat more than his worth in tank mates (I think that bichir's body count over the last 5 or so years is 6+ adult sized rainbows, some 4+ blue gourami's, and now one black ghost knife >_<)
Fish for this tank are so hard to find sometimes lol. I'm surprised my smaller pearls are still around. I think it has to do with them always being close to each other and the larger ones.