Fire Red Licorice Gourami
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Parosphromenus sumatranus, also known as the Fire Red Licorice Gourami, a breathtaking and captivating addition to your freshwater aquarium. With its fiery red coloration and enchanting behavior, the Fire Red Licorice Gourami adds a touch of elegance and intrigue to your aquascape. This exquisite fish is a true gem for enthusiasts who appreciate rare and vibrant species, and adding it to your aquarium will transform your underwater display into a masterpiece of beauty and sophistication.

Care Guide: The Parosphromenus sumatranus, or Fire Red Licorice Gourami, requires specific care to ensure its well-being and to observe its natural behavior. Follow these guidelines to provide optimal conditions for the health and happiness of your Fire Red Licorice Gourami:

Aquarium Setup:

  • Tank Size: A tank of at least 10 gallons is suitable for a small group of Fire Red Licorice Gouramis.
  • Substrate: Use soft sand or smooth gravel to create a comfortable environment for the gourami’s delicate fins.
  • Decor: Provide floating plants, driftwood, and shaded areas with dense vegetation to mimic its natural habitat.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Maintain water temperatures between 77-82°F (25-28°C).
  • pH: Aim for a slightly acidic to neutral pH range of 6.0-7.0.
  • Hardness: Keep water hardness on the softer side, around 2-6 dKH.

Filtration and Oxygenation:

  • Provide gentle filtration and moderate water movement to ensure good oxygenation.
  • Utilize a sponge filter or other gentle filtration methods to prevent strong currents.

Diet and Feeding:

  • Offer a varied diet of high-quality small live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, daphnia, and micro-worms.
  • Supplement their diet with high-quality micro-pellets or flake foods specifically designed for small gouramis.


  • Choose peaceful and similarly sized tankmates that share similar water requirements.
  • Avoid aggressive or fin-nipping species that may stress or harm the Fire Red Licorice Gourami.

Behavior and Compatibility:

  • The Fire Red Licorice Gourami is peaceful and tends to be shy in nature.
  • They may become territorial during breeding, so provide plenty of hiding spots and plant cover.


  • Regular water changes are essential to maintain water quality and prevent waste buildup.
  • Keep the tank well-maintained and provide clean, well-oxygenated water.

Experience the mesmerizing beauty of the Parosphromenus sumatranus in your aquarium. Order now to witness the captivating red coloration and enchanting behavior of the Fire Red Licorice Gourami. Whether you’re an experienced hobbyist or a beginner, the Fire Red Licorice Gourami will provide endless fascination and an aura of elegance to your freshwater aquarium.


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