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Dwarf Gourami

Old Price $4.49
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  • Diet: Flake, Frozen, Freeze-dried
  • Maximum size: 2"
  • Water temperature: 72-82° F
  • Swimming level: Bottom
  • Experience level: Beginner
  • Tank Setup: 10+ gallons, moderately planted
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price above for this pet. Ask a store associate for details. Dwarf gouramis are aptly named, as they only grow to a maximum of 2 inches in length. These docile fish make a great addition to the passive community aquarium and are popular with fish keepers due to their brilliant color and diversity. You will see your gouramis swimming in the bottom of your aquarium. To create a beautiful aquarium environment, be sure to add some middle swimmers as well. Ask a PetSmart associate to help you choose.

Learn about the Dwarf Gourami

Common Name
Dwarf Gourami

Scientific Name
Colisa ialia



Feeding Habits
Fresh spinach, zucchini, peas and lettuce. Will also feed upon plants and algae. Frozen blood worms, brine shrimp, glass worms, plankton and beef heart. Live fish, brine shrimp, glass worms, tubifex worms and blood worms. Freeze dried, flake and pelleted foods also accepted.

Peaceful and timid fish that like to school with their own kind and other dwarf gourami varieties.

India: Densely decorate with live plants, rocks and driftwood. Live plants will be nibbled at by the fish, but will not be destroyed.

Additional Comments
The male can shoot water through his mouth and out of the aquarium, much like a Archer Fish. They are very sensitive to poor water conditions.


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Dwarf Gourami
4.49 New Out Of Stock
Dwarf Gourami is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Focal Point Fish I've had several dwarf gouramis through the years, and currently have one male Powder Blue individual in my 65 gallon tank with a diverse and tranquil tetra community. These fish are a GREAT option in such a setup; they are larger than the Red Skirt Minor Tetras, Von Rio Flame Tetras, Black Skirt Tetras, Silver Hatchetfish, Dwarf Neon Rainbow Fish, Clown Plecostomus, Otocinclus, Peppered Cory Catfish, and Dalmation Mollies. Also, my tank is quite "red" due to the Von Rio and Red Minor Tetra species, so he adds a pleasing splash of blue to the scene. Mine is extremely peaceful, quite active, and is very happy with the dense planting I've decorated with. He almost exclusively swims in the upper water column, but will happily explore the entire tank when live foods are introduced (will easily snap up brine shrimp out of the substrate). I will say this about the species- they will live well in smaller set ups, but the one in my 65 gallon is much brighter colored and much healthier/happier than the pair I had in my smaller tank (40 gallon). These really are a fish that, no matter the amount of decor and size, will fare far better as an individual in a large community.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Fish Definitely the most fun to watch in my tank, the dwarf gourami is nice to look at and constantly exploring and poking around for food. Mine is a bit of a bully, always going after the smaller fish, but never doing any real damage.
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fish This Gourami was my first freshwater fish I had in my tank. When I put him in the tank he wasn't shy at all, in fact he swam all around checking out the place. He likes to be in charge of the tank and brakes up any fights in the tank. After a while I got a new gourami which was a mistake I made. Both gouramis fought each other and every time I fed them the big gourami would always chase him away. I would recommend getting only one gourami per tank since they are territorial and like to be in control of the tank. Over all they have a great personality and beautiful coloring. They are very hardy fish.
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny I've had my DG for several months now and I just love him. He reminds me of my Bettas, personable and aware. Every time I go to the tank he will follow my finger and when it's feeding time he'll put his feelers out front and beg. He will also eat out of my hands. Very fun fish, I do recommend.
Date published: 2016-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Mellow & Gorgeous Fish I got 2 of this Gourami breed, named them Glimmer and Sparkle, but anyways, they are so mellow with my platys, catfish, molly, and pleco. I was scared because of the size but they are literally the highlight of my tank! They are gorgeous!!
Date published: 2015-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Is a wonderful fish. He stays in the bottom. He is so timid and swims slow so is a passive fish. I recomend it...
Date published: 2016-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My guy is so handsome! They are really nice to watch, very interesting colours. He was a bit of a jerk when I first got him, but since then he's calmed down and doesn't chase the other fish anymore.
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very pretty but a bit of a jerk This fish is really colorful and is super active. You should pair this guy with another dwarf gourami. I have three and he picks on one of them. Overall a great fish.
Date published: 2015-01-20
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How can you tell the male and female gouramis apart?

Asked by: Andrew Roane
The males are more colorful then the females
Answered by: All my fish are dead 1234
Date published: 2019-03-31

What can I put in with my gourami in a 10 gallon tank

Asked by: Layton024
In my trials of fish keeping I kept them really easily with sailfin mollies and BLACK moors
Answered by: KYMAN
Date published: 2019-03-06

Can you keep one with two platies and two guppies in a 10 gallon tank?

Asked by: Coolperson22
Yes I have kept that combination of fish together.I also had sailfin mollies with them.
Answered by: KYMAN
Date published: 2019-10-10

Do you have any females

Asked by: Bill72
some pet smarts only stock male animals, and some only stock females except for beta fish i think all pet smarts stock both male and female betas
Answered by: jampet
Date published: 2019-04-11

Why do you only sell males and no females

Asked by: johnaco
The males are much more vibrantly colored and also way more common. Finding a female may prove difficult unless directly from a breeder.
Answered by: Saraahhh
Date published: 2018-06-27

Can the Dwarf Gourami live with artificial plants?

Asked by: 234xa

At the bottom of the fish behind the stomach my fish looks very ill, what do I do?

Asked by: Keegan02

can i keep gouramis and tiger barbs together in a 15 gallon tank

Asked by: Radstorm
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