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Licorice Gourami

The Licorice Gourami is an absolute stunning addition to any nano fish tank. They are one of the most colorful nano fish that one can find. The Licorice Gourami is an extremely peaceful and timid fish. It has brilliant blue  and dark brown fins with a cream-colored horizontal body striping. Under the right lighting, they display some amazing colors. They prefer heavily planted tanks as they are originally found in blackwater swamps and ditches in Bangka, Indonesia.

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

The Licorice Gourami will reach a max length of 1.5 inches. They are accustom to shallow water with lots of vegetation. They prefer a planted aquarium with plenty of hiding spots. 

The scientific name for Licorice Gouramis is Parosphromenus deissneri.

We feed our Licorice Gourami's live baby brine. They require a meaty food while prefer live foods such as black worms or baby brine. These fish can be rather picky with their diet and don't do well with dry foods.

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph:  7.2 to 7.8
  • Gh: 8 to 16
  • Kh:  4 to 7
  • TDS: 180 to 250
  • Temp: 70 to 74

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood: Malaysian or Mopani
  • Cones: Alder Cones
  • Other: A buffered substrate as they prefer soft acidic water

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Rohan Sinniah
Licorice Grourami

Arrived in great condition with great packaging. They were a little shy for the first couple of days but, a week later, are schooling around with their buddies and are first out at feeding time. They are loving live brine shrimp along with frozen Bloodworms and Daphnia. Extremely happy with my purchase!

Michelle Viader
Tiny and adorable

The licorice gourami are quite small right now. I think they are great. Would have given 5 stars but 2 of the 5 fish I got died the day after they arrived. I had never ordered fish online before so I was very careful to follow instructions. The one that survived are quite happy in my tank.
I didn't know what to expect, but I guess the lesson is order a couple extra just in case.
Will order more at some point because I do like them.