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Dwarf Gourami


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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
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Dwarf Gourami is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great color and do well with others I have two of these one is blue with red strips and one of these guys. I have about 20 fish in my tank and it's mostly community fish. these guys are great my tank size: 16 gal filter: fluval 206 fish count apron. 20 live plants and shrimp
Date published: 2014-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great calm friends. My dwarf gourami is a great fish.For the first three months she was scared and skidish.Most gouramis are like that.Soon she began to be territorial.(so don`t put them with very small fish)After a while she began to love me.Whenever I went to feed, or talk to them she always came right up to the glass. If you would want one of these dwarf gouramis I think that they are a great fish.(but at feeding time may get aggressive) Most of the time they are calm, and live toward the bottom of the tank. A dwarf gourami likes to have his or her space so 10 gallons per dwarf gourami. All dwarf gouramis can be many coolors, and have many patterns. Mine has red stripes, but looks like the one petsmart is showing.Your dwarf gourami will be a beautiful fish that is 2 inches long in your tank. Mark my words-they will be one of your coolest , calmest,most beautiful, and nice fish you will ever have. If you are getting, orthinking about getting a dwarf gourami I think that it will be a very very great choice of fish for your tank. I hope you have enjoyed reading.
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from beautifull I love my little gourami and have him in a 10gallon tank. The only caution is they are fin nippers and the male can be a bit aggressive in territory with other fish. He needs 5gallons worth of tank space of his own in a community. Do not pair with Barbs, Bettas or fish with long flowing fins.
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool fish Great at hiding My dwarf gourami is the most colorful fish in my tank. When I first put him in my tank he was bullied by my red minor tetra, but once he got use to them he scared them away. He is really fun to watch and he finds all the hiding spots and likes to stay there. I love my gourami and would definitely recommend them to any one who wants a cool looking gentle fish. Great for a community tank.
Date published: 2014-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great fish These fish are very active and happy fish he gets along great with my 3 guppies in the tank and is beautiful. It is very fun to watch him swim all about exploring the plants and driftwood.
Date published: 2015-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant colors My dwarf gourami was placed in my tank mostly to fill the emptiness of the top and middle of the tank and to add some color to it. He did not disappoint as he is a very colorful fish that so far has no hostilities towards any other tank mates. He is a bit boring to watch (doesn't do a whole lot), but hes clumsy and because of his awkward dish shape, gets stuck in tight spaces a lot. His shape and color keep the rainbow shark in my tank away from him as well. One of these guys is VERY good for a harmonious tank.
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fish I have him in a 10 gallon tank with a Buenos Aires tetra. At first he was EXTREMELY shy, by that I mean that he stayed under the filter and never came up for food. He then started to get used to us and the tetra and they get along really well. He is a really calm and vibrant fish, although the color depends on the types of food you feed them. In conclusion, I would highly recommend, just don't pair them with fish that have long flowing fins (they see them as a threat)
Date published: 2015-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful fish! I love my Dwarf Gourami, I also have two Opaline Gourami's. My Gourami's stand their ground against my Cichlids. My Cichlids can get up to 10 - 14 inches long, Gourami's only get up to 3 inches. I have a 36 gallon bow front tank with 7 fish.
Date published: 2014-05-30
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How can I know Male and female?

Asked by: Muth
Males tend to be more colorful than females
Answered by: jsjeiensjdh
Date published: 2018-08-08

I have a divided 10 gallon tank. On one side is a male betta fish. I was thinking of putting a dwarf gourami on the other side. Is five gallons of space enough? Will being able to see each other stress either fish out?

Asked by: flashbetta
yes five gallons is good for one idk why people think you need so much they are quite small the dwarf would be much happier if you were too add another fish possibly 2 more like a molly cherry barb white cloud. or 3 tettras but the tettras like to be in bigger groups so i would not chose them. BUT~!!!!!your best bet is to not have a divider at all and keep the betta and dwarf and 5 tetras or any schooling togather in the 10 gallon (like me) Betta's are happier in community tanks. Only people who do not know fish well think Bettas are happier alone, they just cant live with another Betta. but i wouldonly put the dwarf in first to make sure nothing bad happens before adding other fish
Answered by: CalviinFishguy
Date published: 2018-05-28

Are these the same as Honey Gourami's?

Asked by: Patty124
Honey Gourami is a breed of dwarf gourami!
Answered by: Fishanswers
Date published: 2018-01-16

what would happen if I put TWO FEMALE dwarf gourmanies together in a ten gallon tank? would they be friends and swim together? Help!

Asked by: JustCurious
Dwarf gouramis do very well together, and females are usually the best to keep together because they typically don't fight as often as males. However, 10 gallons is enough for just one gourami, not two.
Answered by: Fishanswers
Date published: 2018-01-16

I’m looking for a red fire dwarf gourami?!

Asked by: Heder rodriguez
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