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Sparkling Gourami

The Sparkling Gourami (also known as the Pygmy Gourami) is an absolute stunning addition to any nano fish tank. The Sparkling Gourami is an extremely peaceful and timid fish. They display colors of gold, red, blue and green. Under the right lighting, they really display some amazing colors. The prefer shaded tanks as they are originally found from rice patties in Cambodia and Thailand. 

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 Sparkling 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 Sparkling Gouramis is Trichopsis pumilus.

We feed our Sparkling Gouramis a mix of frozen daphnia, baby brine and cyclops. We also supplement their diet with a mix of Northfin Veggie and Community. 

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph: 6.2 to 6.8
  • 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 54 reviews
Elizabeth Franqui
Beautiful fish and very healthy

I ordered 5 sparkling gouramis and they arrived healthy and happy! I didn't realize how beautiful these fish are - their bright blue eyes are stunning! The packaging and instructions were great. Thanks so much, Flip Aquatics!

Sparkling Gourami

I ordered 5 (was sent 6), and one was DOA. Not a big deal since the 5 have settled in and are doing well. Overall a good experience, thank you!

Alex T.
First time purchase

Great first experience with Flip Aquatics! Also first time buying Sparkling Gouramis and they've been great. Arrived healthy and colored up pretty fast, two weeks in and still have all 6!! This won't be my last purchase at Flip Aquatics!!

Roben D Kennedy
Despite Shipping Delays Everyone is Alive

Ordered several items and was worried about my fish especially due to shipping delays. (not Flip's fault) I was pleasantly surprised to find that everyone was alive and well when the box finally arrived! Packaging inside was excellent and although the heat pack had quit by then, the temperature inside the insulated box was not too bad at all. It's now been 3 weeks and I haven't los5 a single fish! Thank you Flip Aquatics! I will be ordering again.

Sharon M
Love them - also a cautionary tale

I ordered 4 - on arrival, one appeared DOA. This was during winter conditions - the heat pack was cold. I put them in the hang-on-side tank to prepare for acclimation, and added a drop of Prime since it looked like one was dead. As I prepared to remove the one I assumed was dead, I noticed faint gill movement. So I was wondering if I should put it out of misery or give it a chance - thankfully I chose the latter! While I was still doing the drip, it started to revive. About 2 weeks later, I have 4 healthy little sparklers, and have even heard them make their chirping noises. So - if you see any signs of life, give it a chance! Also, if you have a pest snail problem, these guys love to eat snail eggs and I have seen them eyeballing the smaller snails. I love when their eyes flash blue!