Licorice Gourami - Planted Tank Mates

Licorice Gourami

2.5″ | Single | 20 gal

PH 4-6.5 | Peaceful

Parosphromenus deissneri (Osphromenus deissneri)

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2.5″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of Tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 4 – 6.5

dGH: 2 – 8

dKH: 1 – 4

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 1, or 6+

Tank Mates

Neon tetras, corydoras, and Kuhli Loaches.  Peaceful and calm community fish that can handle very low PH and slow water movement.

Notes

Licorice Gouramis are slightly different from other gouramis.  They prefer blackwater conditions which are generally brownish in color and very low in PH.  They also dwell at the bottom of the tank and need a lot of hiding places and caves.  While they’re rather shy and timid, male Licorice Gouramis are still territorial and aggressive with one another.  Keep as a single feature fish, or as a male & female pair.  When in groups, keep 1 male to every 2-3 female ratio.

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ImageLicorice gourami fish (Parosphromenus deissneri).Sterbai corydora catfish (Corydoras sterbai).Siamese algae eater fish (Crossocheilus oblongus).Pepper corydora catfish (Corydoras paleatus).Pygmy corydora catfish (Corydoras pygmaeus).Rosy loach fish (Tuberoschistura arakanensis).
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Description

2.5" | Single | 20 gal

PH 4-6.5 | Peaceful

2.5” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful


7” | Single | 20 gal

PH 6-7.5 | Peaceful

1.5” | 6 or more | 20 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

1” | 4 or more | 10 gal

PH 6.5-7.3 | Peaceful

1.25" | 8-10 | 30 gal

PH 6.5 - 7.8 | Peaceful

Content

Parosphromenus deissneri (Osphromenus deissneri)

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2.5″

Care Level: Intermediate

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of Tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 82

PH: 4 - 6.5

dGH: 2 - 8

dKH: 1 – 4

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 1, or 6+

Tank Mates

Neon tetras, corydoras, and Kuhli Loaches.  Peaceful and calm community fish that can handle very low PH and slow water movement.

Notes

Licorice Gouramis are slightly different from other gouramis.  They prefer blackwater conditions which are generally brownish in color and very low in PH.  They also dwell at the bottom of the tank and need a lot of hiding places and caves.  While they're rather shy and timid, male Licorice Gouramis are still territorial and aggressive with one another.  Keep as a single feature fish, or as a male & female pair.  When in groups, keep 1 male to every 2-3 female ratio.

Corydoras sterbai

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2.5″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 78

PH: 6.5 – 7.3

dGH: 4 - 12

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Dwarf Corydoras are great tank mates with most shrimp species.

They're also great with Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Smooth sand or gravel substrate preferred.  They're not solely algae eaters, so provide wafers and other foods as well.  Careful with aggressive fish eaters as they may not get enough nutrition at the bottom of tank.

Crossocheilus oblongus

Characteristics

Max Size: 7″

Care Level: Beginner

Behavior: Peaceful to Semi-Aggressive

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 61 – 75

PH: 6 – 7.5

dGH: 8 - 16

dKH: 4 – 10

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 1

Tank Mates

Neon Tetras, Zebra Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish and Guppies, Zebra Loaches, Yoyo Loaches and Otocinclus:

Notes

When young, they are generally peaceful and their diet consist of algae, but as they get older and larger, they can become semi-aggressive towards each other and prefer a little more protein in their diet.

Corydoras paleatus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1 1/2″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 78

PH: 6.5 – 7.3

dGH: 4 - 12

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 20 gal

Grouping: 6 or more

Tank Mates

Dwarf Corydoras are great tank mates with most shrimp species!

They're also great with Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Smooth sand or gravel substrate preferred.  They're not solely algae eaters, so provide wafers and other foods as well.  Careful with aggressive fish eaters as they may not get enough nutrition at the bottom of tank.

Corydoras pygmaeus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 72 – 78

PH: 6.5 – 7.3

dGH: 4 - 12

dKH: 3 – 7

Tank Size: 10 gal

Grouping: 4 or more

Tank Mates

Dwarf Corydoras are great tank mates with most shrimp species!

They're also great with Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Hatchetfish, Mollies, Dwarf Gourami, Angelfish, Guppies, Loaches and Otocinclus

Notes

Smooth sand or gravel substrate preferred.  They're not solely algae eaters, so provide wafers and other foods as well.  Careful with aggressive fish eaters as they may not get enough nutrition at the bottom of tank.

Tuberoschistura arakanensis

Characteristics:

Max Size: 1.25″

Care Level: Easy

Behavior: Peaceful

Dwelling: Bottom of tank

Diet: Omnivore

Water Movement: Slow Moving

Parameters

Temperature: 74 – 82

PH: 6.5 - 7.8

dGH: 8 - 12

dKH: 4 - 8

Tank Size: 30 gal

Grouping: 8-10

Tank Mates

Neocaridina Shrimp, Amano Shrimp, Neon Tetras, Rasboras, Danios, Guppies and Otocinclus

Notes

Rosy loaches are one of the few nano size members in the loach family.  They're active bottom feeders but are generally peaceful with the community.  They can eat small snails and baby shrimp, but most adult shrimps are too big for their mouths and generally safe.

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