Tropical Fish Sketchbook: Paradise Fish!

Paradise Fish, © 2015 Liz Vitale

Paradise Fish, © 2015 Liz Vitale

The paradise fish, or paradise gourami, is a species of gourami found in most types of fresh water in East Asia. Paradise gouramis were one of the first ornamental fish available to western aquarium enthusiasts, having been imported 1869 to France by the French aquarium fish importer Pierre Carbonnier in Paris.

I’ve had two females of this kind of fish, and I enjoyed them immensely; having many of the same qualities as bettas, they are a bit like a “betta deluxe”.

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