Brown Spike-Tailed Paradise Fish (Pseudosphromenus dayi)

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Brown Spike-Tailed Paradise Fish

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Brown Spike-Tailed Paradise Fish

Pseudosphromenus dayi

57 Litres (15 US G.)

7-7.5 cm (2.8-3")




6.5 - 7.5

25 -28 °C (77-82.4°F)

4-15 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

3-5 years



Additional names

Brown Spike-Tailed Paradise Fish, Spike-Tailed Gourami

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Difficult to sex visually, males have more pointed and elongated dorsal, anal and caudal fins.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful fish that should be kept with other peaceful community fish. Do not keep with fin nippers, and one male is best kept to a tank.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and daphnia.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Prefers a spacious tank without a strong current and plenty of places to hide. Will show their best colours in acidic to neutral water.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful fish.

Identification[edit | edit source]

The body of this fish is elongated and brown in colour, showing bars when stressed. The dorsal, anal and caudal fins are all pointed and dark red/brown in colour and then edged with iridescent pale blue. These fish have small pointed ventral fins which are red and tipped with the iridescent blue.

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