Can a Betta Live with a Powder Blue Gourami?

Watch as I introduce a Betta and a Powder Blue Gourami to each other. Will they get along? Will I need to separate them?

Aggressive and Territorial Fish

Interestingly enough, bettas are actually related to Gouramis. However, unlike the powder blue gourami, bettas can be aggressive and territorial. Powder blue gourami are community fish and can be timid and take a while to get comfortable with other, more aggressive fish.

I’m hoping I can keep the two together. In order to do that though, I need to watch them closely.

Betta fish, also known as the Siamese fighting fish are native to the Asian countries of  Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia. Usually they live in rice paddies and floodplains.

Community Fish

Powder Blue Gouramis are docile community fish. They are native to India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In nature, they can be found in rice fields and slow moving streams.