Linkei Licorice Gourami (Parosphromenus Linkei)
The Linkei Licorice Gourami is a small, striking freshwater fish native to the blackwater peat swamps of Borneo. They showcase a beautiful pattern of iridescent blue with black markings, making them a stunning addition to any aquarium. These fish are relatively small, growing to an adult size of about 1.6 inches.
Linkei Licorice Gouramis are peaceful, shy, and can be slightly territorial. They are best suited for a species-specific tank or housed with other small, non-aggressive fish. It's advisable to keep them in pairs or small groups with a ratio of one male to multiple females to minimize aggression.
These fish are primarily carnivorous, feeding on live and frozen foods such as daphnia, brine shrimp, and mosquito larvae. They may also accept high-quality micro pellets or flakes in emergencies.
A densely planted aquarium with dim lighting, driftwood, and leaf litter is ideal for replicating their natural environment. The Linkei Licorice Gourami spends their life swimming at the middle and bottom levels of the tanks, so arrange the aquarium with multiple hiding spots or burrows to reduce territorial behavior. Floating plants are appreciated to subdue lighting.
They prefer soft, acidic water with a pH of 4.0-6.0, a hardness of 0-4 dGH, and a temperature range of 75-82°F (24-28°C). Their ideal community aquarium size is a minimum of 20 gallons and up.
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