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Flame Dwarf Gourami Chasing Blue Neon Dwarf Gourami

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So about a week ago, I bought a Flame Dwarf Gourami (female) and a Blue Neon Dwarf Gourami (male). The female flame keeps chasing the poor male. It's not terrible aggression, but she spots him, makes a run for him and that's that. There's no damage and I have seen them swimming next to each other without fighting (until she randomly turns around and tells him off).
 
I haven't had very good experiences with any sort of Gourami so far... should I take both back, or just leave one in?
 

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Are you sure its a female?
 
Dwarf gourami's are highly territorial against similar species - especially other dwarf gouramis. 
 
How much cover and hiding places do you have? 
 
 
If it were me, I'd keep the one that I like the best, and return the other. 
 
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She's definitely a female (she has a rounded dorsel fin and the male has a pointed dorsel fin).
 
Here's a pic of my setup (Fluval Roma 125). I actually added another 2 plants yesterday, so it's pretty heavily plants at the moment.
 
 

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i find the flame to be more aggressive then the blue. i would recommend returning the flame.
it'll stress the blue, it'll most likely stop eating and die.
 
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It's strange because neither of them hide. The blue gourami has now started fighting back. It's not vicious fighting but they almost circle each other, randomly nip and then chase a little. They were eating the same algae wafer earlier.
 
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