How long does a gourami live?

A gourami lives for three to five years. Depending on the species, however, certain gouramis can live longer. For example, pearl gouramis have a lifespan of five to eight years when provided with proper tank conditions and a healthy diet.

Here are some things you can do to prolong their lifespan and keep them healthy:

  • Provide them with ample swimming space
  • Avoid overcrowding the tank
  • Provide them with plenty of decorations, plants, and hiding spots
  • Feed them a healthy and varied omnivore diet
  • Maintain their ideal water conditions
  • Clean the tank and change the water regularly
  • Avoid housing them with aggressive and nippy tankmates