Dwarf Gourami Fish Tank Mates - List Of 9 The Best Friendly And Compatible Species
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Dwarf Gourami Fish Tank Mates – List Of 9 The Best Friendly And Compatible Species

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Dwarf Gourami Fish Tank Mates – List Of 9 The Best Friendly And Compatible Species – As their name, dwarf gourami (Trichogaster Lalius) is smaller freshwater fish. Their body size is very different from a standard gourami fish. They also tend to be unaggressive fish than a standard gourami fish which usually more aggressive to their tank mates.

These small gourami fish are peaceful and can be kept with other tropical fish with similar characteristics.

These small tropical fish is very popular along with the fish hobby. They are hardy fish, have a beautiful coloration, easy to keep and don’t need a large aquarium to keep them.

You can put them at least in a 10-gallon for a single or 20-gallon aquarium for one pair. You could also add some fish mates to the aquarium.

Below is a list of the best compatible dwarf gourami tank mates :

Dwarf Gourami Fish Tank Mates – List Of 9 The Best Friendly And Compatible Species

 

Guppy (Poecilia Reticulata)

Guppy is the best choice for dwarf gourami tank mates. This small aquarium fish is a peaceful fish and compatible with other non-aggressive freshwater aquarium fish.

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These fish commonly have body grey colored with iridescent fins, while the dwarf gouramies have colorful body coloration. It means they would offer a slightly different view of the aquarium, and they would complement the colors of dwarf gouramis as well.

Besides, the guppies including as the algae eater fish crew. It means keeping them prevents algae developed in the aquarium.

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Size: 3-6 Inches
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallon
  • Life Expectancy: 2-4 years

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Platy (Xiphophorus Maculatus)

Another small tropical peaceful fish that suitable for dwarf gourami is Platy fish. These fish native to Central America and have also become popular fish for many years. These fish available almost in all countries. They are straightforward to care for and hardy.

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They come in many colors, including white, black, orange, gold, red, purple, and multicolored. These fish will become a fine tank mate for dwarf gourami, and they have similar characteristics too.

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Size: 2.8 Inches
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallon
  • Life Expectancy: 3-4 years

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Tetra Fish

Tetra fish is the very common small freshwater fish which keep by the aquarist. They are straightforward to care for and peaceful. They become the popular fish because they are schooling fish that means you should keep them in many numbers, at least 7.

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Many tetra fish species are generally found in the aquarium hobby and compatible with dwarf gourami fish, including Neon Tetra, Cardinal Tetra, Glowlight Tetra, Ember Tetra, African Long-finned Tetra, Black Neon Tetra, and other tetra fish species.

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Size: 1-3 Inches
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallon
  • Life Expectancy: 3-4 years

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Otocinclus Catfish

Otocinclus fish is a family of catfish. They are native to South America and also known as “Otos,” “Oto cat,” or “dwarf sucker.” They are small bottom-dwelling catfish. These little freshwater aquarium catfish are herbivores. They can help you avoid the algae in your aquarium.

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These bottom catfish are so peaceful and suitable to keep them together with dwarf gourami. Many species of them usually sell on the trade, but Otocinclus Arnoldi is the most common use in the aquarium. You could keep them in single or more in the same aquarium.

  • Difficulty Level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Size: 1-2 Inches
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallon
  • Life Expectancy: 3-5 years

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Kuhli Loach (Pangio Kuhlii)

The kuhlii loach is small eel-like tropical fish belonging to the bottom feeder fish species. These freshwater slender fish are great tank mater for dwarf gourami fish. Usually, they have a yellow and dark brown banded pattern on their body appearance.

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This bottom feeder is handy and peaceful to keep together with dwarf gourami. They can become good substrate cleaner fish. It would be best to keep them in a large group of at least 8 fish in the same tank for maximum enjoyment. These fish are nocturnal and commonly spend daytime hiding in shady places.

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Size: 3 Inches
  • Minimum Tank Size: 20 Gallon
  • Life Expectancy: Up To 14 years

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Swordtail (Xiphophorus)

The swordtail fish is another common popular freshwater aquarium fish. They are usually found in the aquarium hobbyist in a large group or single.

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Like their name, these small aquascaping fish have tail seems like a sword. They are so peaceful and friendly same with dwarf gourami characteristic which will become the best aquarium mates for it.

They are also easy to care for and available almost in all countries. Now, they come with many color variations, which add a more pretty appearance to them.

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Size: 5-6.3 Inches
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallon
  • Life Expectancy: 3-4 years

 

Molly

Molly is a small aquarium fish under the same family (Poeciliidae) with platy and swordtail fish. These fish also have the same characteristics and can be the right choice and friendly fish for dwarf gourami fish in your tank.

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  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Size: 3-5 Inches
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallon
  • Life Expectancy: 3-4 years

 

Corydoras Catfish

The small bottom-feeder under genus corydoras also can be a good choice for the dwarf gourami tank mates. The cory catfish is a friendly and still active fish. Watching these little bottom-dwellers fish is so fun.

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There are many corydoras catfish species, including Corydoras sterbai, Corydoras melanotaeni, Panda Corydoras, Bronze Corydoras, Julii Corydoras, Three stripe Corydoras, and another corydoras species.

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Size: 1-4.7 Inches
  • Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallon
  • Life Expectancy: 5+ years

 

Mystery Snail (Pomacea Bridgesii)

Besides fish species, the mystery snail can become a good choice to decide the tank mates for your dwarf gourami. This freshwater aquarium snail is more known as the Apple snail.

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These tropical tank snails are well to prevent the algae developed clean the aquarium from the leftover foods. They are very peaceful and come in many colors, including yellow, blue, white, and purple.

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Size: 2 Inches
  • Minimum Tank Size: 15 Gallon
  • Life Expectancy: 1-2 years

 

Siamese Algae Eaters

The Siamese algae eaters not only offer a perfect companion to your dwarf gourami in the aquarium. These fish also will take care of your aquarium from the algae.

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Not only get rid of the algae, but these algae eaters fish also clean up your tank from the leftover fish food. Siamese algae eater also ideal for beginners as well.

  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Size: 4-6 Inches
  • Minimum Tank Size: 30 Gallon
  • Life Expectancy: 10+ years

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