(total newb here)
I had a pair of Gold Gouramis that were very aggressive in the tank. I think they ate the eye of a blue danio and they ate some of my plants. Traded them for a pair of Flame Dwarf Gourami and all is well in the tank again.
OH MY GOSH!!!
That is some messed up stuff there. Sound like a Buenos Aires Tetra.
Is a Gold Gourami the same as a honey Gourami?
I had a friend who told me that she had a pair of Drawf Gourami which killed every fish in her aquarium then she look them out and put them in their own tank which the proceeded to kill each other. I told her that Perl Gourami is a great fish but she does not believe me which is understandable after the massacre she experienced.
Gouramis are not social, nor pair bonding.
They are solitary, territorial, especially the males.
Pearls are about the most tolerant of each other, though I have seen one thread about some aggressive Pearls.
Honey, Snakeskin and Moonlight are probably next most tolerant. I would not mix these with other Gouramis, though.
Beyond that they are increasingly aggressive, with Dwarf Gouramis and 3 spot about as aggressive as some Bettas.
I have kept all of these (including Bettas).
The 2 Pearl Gourami I have seem to stick together except one occasionally chases the other one. Strangely its the smaller one that chases the bigger one from time to time.
Just so I understand what you are saying 100%, are you saying that a Aquarium with Pearl Gourami should only have other Pearl Gourami or that peaceful gourami should only be houses with other peaceful Gourami ?
In other words, you listed as somewhat peaceful being "
Honey, Snakeskin and Moonlight" So may those be housed with a pearl Gourami or are you saying that even if they are somewhat peaceful, they should still not be housed with the pearl gourami?
A funny story, over 20 years ago when I was a little kid, I had an aggressive Gourami in my community fish tank and I don't remember how the old fish died but the only 2 fish left were this Gourami and a single zebra danio and all day the Gourami would chase the Zebra danio around the entire tank.
My father walked in the room and was like " why is that bully fish always chasing little fish nonstop" !
Also, what is your opinion of a pearl gourami and a female betta in a 75 gallon planted tank?
75 Gallon community planted Aquarium. Pearl Gourami,Golden barbs, zebra, pearl Danios,black neon tetra, glow-light, denson barb, Rasboras, cherry barbs, fancy tail guppies, hachet fish, rosy tetra, flame tetra
29 gallon Gold fish tank(1 large fish)
55 gallon planted red cherry shrimp tank, otto, neon tetra, white cloud.
10 gallon betta tank