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    Parosphromenus sp.

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    For a long time, I've found the group of cute little anabantoids called Parosphromenus (aka Liquorice Gourami) to be a fascinating little fish. And now that my exams are over, I thought I'd compile some pictures for knowledge sharing on these often unnoticed, underrated, yet beautiful little fishes.

    The content has been taken and summarised from another forum link:
    http://www.myguppy.net/guppy/forum.p...hread&tid=3829

    Here is a summary of the different species of Paros:

    Parosphromenus tweediei


    Parosphromenus sumatranus


    Parosphromenus rubrimontis



    Parosphromenus parvulus




    Parosphromenus paludicola




    Parosphromenus quindecim




    Parosphromenus pahuensis




    Parosphromenus ornaticauda




    Parosphromenus nagyi



    Parosphromenus linkei



    Parosphromenus harveyi




    Parosphromenus filamentosus




    Parosphromenus deissneri



    Parosphromenus bintan




    Parosphromenus anjunganensis



    Parosphromenus allani




    Parosphromenus alfredi



    Hope you guys enjoyed looking through the pictures on these really beautiful fish. It's a shame that many of their populations in the wild are dwindling as the habitats they live in are increasingly destroyed. Sadly, these fish share the same habitats as many of the wild betta species. Which means a double decline in both populations.
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    Bernard
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    Pseudepiplatys annulatus, Nannostomus eques

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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    I agree they're beautiful. I kept a pair of Parosphromenus tweediei once early in my hobby, but I didn't know they only took live food. I was 17 or 18 then and I just left them to their fate in the small 1ft cube tank.

    Months later when I did a rescape on that tank, both of them were still alive. Hardy fish

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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    Hi,

    Please acknowledge's the owner of picture and state whose and where the picture are taken from.

    Thanks
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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    Beautiful fishes...hardly seen them around though

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    Very beautiful fishes indeed few years back bought a few p.tweediei from Azmi @ CF..very beautiful indeed..

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    in love with wild bettas...

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    Any one keen to go scooping for P.tweediei
    @ Pekan Nenas next wk? I'm in jb till wed.
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    in love with wild bettas...

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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    Brings back fond memories of my 8 P. Alfredi which i kept long time ago. Sold them away as they were too troublesome, took only live food

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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    Managed to get mine to take pellets before...but it's been ages since I last kept these

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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    Glad to see responses. I think these fish really are awesome tiny little fellas. Most of the pictures have the sources on them. Those without are parts of public domains or posted in other forums, not by the original owners. So I'm not too sure where to get the actual sources. Haha. If anyone does know, feel free to contribute.
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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    Hi Bernard,

    These fishes appear hard to come by as deemed & if they ever do, it's always males only. If you are really interested, you should try to contact some overseas Anabantoids breeders, maybe Mr. Hermanus or Mr. Tanaka?? If you don't know the latter, here's the link to his website;
    http://www.ne.jp/asahi/medaka-ken/k.t/

    The risk of shipping in live fishes privately is getting high recently due to custom clearance but do so only if you are desperate, otherwise, another way to acquire them is, yes, go up north to look for them in the wild.

    Anyway, I hope someone manages to acquire & breed them, they are pretty!
    Currently Keeping: Cyphotilapia sp. & Hypancistrus zebra

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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    From my knowledge, Hermanus does not carry paros - checked with him earlier this year. He does however carry a large variety of some very neat wild betta! Haha.
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    Bernard
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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    Used to have some of these...forget which ones. But they were amazingly beautiful and lived very peacefully with in a community tank with several channoides and sparkling gouramis. Am tempted to recreate a comm tank for these guys if I can find some.

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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    Out of all the beautiful species I´ve only kept nagyi, alfredi and tweediei . Very interesting and colorful the downside is their fries are little and are slow growers. They are also quiet fragile but once they are stabilise they can live for a long while. Adding on have kept some at room temperature and cooler water seems that the cooler doesn´t die that easily. Just my 2 cents Shall go and check if i took some pictures of them.

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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    Wow! Those 3 are some of the nicest IMO. Would love to keep them too. Haha
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    Bernard
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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    Licorice gourami are beautiful when fully settled in but in the LFS, you will not be able to make out the sexes or even the species as they are very easily stressed. Most of the species have been sold locally, usually under a different species. I find them fragile micro-predators that do not like dried foods. Had anjunganensis but that one was sold as deissneri.
    Fish.. Simply Irresistable
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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    To bros who like showy fishes, paros are not your type. Kept some species before, but more than half of the time they are hiding.

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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    Yes, they are a much more shy and demanding species to are for - requiring a species set up and dedicated care. Only under right conditions will they thrive.
    Cheers,
    Bernard
    Kept (no more ) Betta persephone, B. miniopinna, B. sp. palangkaraya, B. uberis, B. channoides, B. burdigala
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    Re: Parosphromenus sp.

    you can buy nagyi on carousell sg

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