Sparkling Gourami (Trichopsis pumilus)
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38 Litres (10 US G.)
1.3-2.5cm (0.5-1 ")
6.0 - 7.0
22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)
- Sparkling Gourami, Pygmy Gourami, Dwarf Croaking Gourami
Additional scientific names
- Ctenops pumilus
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- It is difficult to sex these fish visually. Mature females may be slightly fuller in the belly than males.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful fish. Stays at the top since it is a labyrinth fish, and gets its air from the surface. Males can be territorial during breeding season. Preferably keep one male per tank with several females.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- An omnivore that will accept a wide range of food including flake, pellets, live/frozen, or freeze-dried.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day in small amounts.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Appreciates floating plants and places to hide. Can be sensitive to water quality issues, good filtration and a mature tank are essential.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A peaceful fish that can be shy.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- This Gourami has an arrowhead shaped body with sparkling spots of assorted colours, a long anal fin and an almost cone shaped caudal fin.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )