sparkling gouramis and licorice gouramis
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-27-2012, 07:04 PM   #1
jpalimpsest
Algae Grower
 
jpalimpsest's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 126
Question

sparkling gouramis and licorice gouramis


I am considering keeping sparkling gouramis (Trichopsis pumilus) and licorice gouramis (Parosphromenus deissneri) together in a 38 gallon, well-planted tank. I have read conflicting information about their compatibility. Some sites indicate they are ideal tankmates, another indicates they will fight.

Does anyone have experience keeping these fish together? If so, do you recommend keeping a single specimin of each? pairs? trios? Finally, what schooling fish would you recommend?

Also, what is your experience with keeping licorice gouramis in general. I understand they can be a difficult fish to keep. I'm wondering if anyone has successfully kept them in less than ideal conditions (i.e. pH ~7.5, clean (no tannins) water, etc.)

Thanks in advance for any insight you can offer.
__________________
jpalimpsest is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-27-2012, 07:10 PM   #2
jpalimpsest
Algae Grower
 
jpalimpsest's Avatar
 
PTrader: (1/100%)
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 126
Default

One more question: Can you think of another fish with a similar appearance to the licorice gourami that would be suitable tankmates for sparkling gouramis? I quite love the look of the licorice gourami, but I'm nervous about their fragility. My only idea is pencil fish.
__________________
jpalimpsest is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012