Wild Caught Parosphromenus Phoenicurus
Compared to other Licorice Gouramis, they identify from similar looking Bintan or Harveyi type by having substantial black and red parallel bands on unpaired fins.
Parosphromenus phoenicurus, also known as the Red-finned Licorice Gourami is a small freshwater fish belonging to the family Osphronemidae. It is found only in the blackwater swamps area near Kota Kerincikiri, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
Adult males of this species typically reach a maximum length of 4 cm (1.6 in), while females are slightly smaller. Their body is elongated and laterally compressed, with a dark brown to blackish coloration on the back and a lighter brown coloration on the sides. The most striking feature of P. phoenicurus is its bright red fins, which include the dorsal, anal, and caudal fins.
In the wild, P. phoenicurus is found in slow-moving and shaded water bodies with a pH between 4.0 and 6.0, and a temperature range of 22 to 28°C (71.6 to 82.4°F). They feed on small aquatic invertebrates, such as insect larvae and crustaceans.
Housing: they are small fish so it is reccomended to keep them in groups of 5 in a 5gallon or larger unless breeding. In that case, they are best kept in pairs.
Temperament: peaceful but males can be territorial
Size: .5 to 1"
temperature: 74 - 82 F
Ph: 4-6 (softwater with low ph is reccomended)
food: blackworms, brineshrimp and daphnia (they only eat live food)
sexing: Males have much more colorful and elongated fins
difficulty: expert, these are not for begginers.
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