An update on this post, the gouramis are now getting, even being able to coexist within inches of each other without fighting. I wonder how fish are able work disputes like this out. Their quick resolution of the conflict makes we wonder if in some ways gourami are smarter than people.
I am going to add another fish and plant to aquarium this weekend, despite the resolution of the conflict I think I will back off my plan to add another gourami for a while. Right now I think want something red, both fish and plant. I will have to see what PetSmart has along these lines.
Keeping with the aquarium theme my wife is picking up a fully equipped 55 gallon aquarium that she found for $50 in classifieds today. She going to set it up in her classroom next year. I think that every science classroom needs some sort of live creatures in it. I can't wait to set it up for her.
I also would like to bitch about the temperature that they have been keeping the office. It is so cold that about half the people are wearing sweaters. Considering that it is over 110 degrees out right now, this is beyond farcical. I shudder to think of the amount of electricity that it takes to keep a building 40 to 50 degrees cooler than the outside temperature.