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I have a single opaline gourami (female) in my 65 gallon tank (36x24x24), pretty heavily planted.

I am contemplating adding another gourami or two (one female, or a male plus female). I wanted to ask others opinions in mixing there gouramis, as I know they can be problematic. My current female is quite shy.

The other tank mates are boesemani and dwarf neon rainbows and 4 female kribs.

Thanks for any experience and advice.
 

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It depends on the age of the new gouramis, if they are relatively young then they won't be big enough to cause that much friction (there will always be some challenging as the current gourami will want to ensure she's the queen in there).
I wouldn't go mixing types of gouramis, stick with the same breed or something similar. (Three-spot and opaline should be ok).
If you want gauranteed peace in your tank then I would second what Mr Sprinkles said. Pearls are docile and (when kept in optimum conditions) are stunning
 

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There is no way I am swapping out my opaline, she is one of my favorite fishies and I have ha her for as long as any of my fish. : )

I would hate to add aggressiveness to my tank. I already had a bit of problems because of the darn kribs. My wiofe really like opie (our gourami's name), and wants me to ad more.

If I was to put in a single young specimen, should I ad a male or female to go along with my existing female?
 

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There is no way I am swapping out my opaline, she is one of my favorite fishies and I have ha her for as long as any of my fish. : )

I would hate to add aggressiveness to my tank. I already had a bit of problems because of the darn kribs. My wiofe really like opie (our gourami's name), and wants me to ad more.

If I was to put in a single young specimen, should I ad a male or female to go along with my existing female?
It's hard to say. Two females would probably still bicker about territories, while a male gourami can stress the living heck out of a female with constant chasing.
 

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This sounds like to much trouble! I love the gourami's a lot, and would love to add some more, but I want a happy tank more than anything.

I wish my existing female was less shy. She was more active when I had a 35 instead of a 65. I think the planting in the 35 was denser, and I was better able to keep lots of frogbit, so she felt more secure. Well, I'll have to do what I can to keep her feeling happy.
 
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