Croaking Gourami (Trichopsis vittata)

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Croaking Gourami

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Croaking Gourami

Trichopsis vittata

57 Litres (15 US G.)

6-7 cm (2.4-2.8")




6.5 - 7.5

22 -28 °C (71.6-82.4°F)

5-19 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-8 years




Males have a larger anal fin, the length passes the tail fin. The colouration on males is also brighter/intense. Females are smaller.

Tank compatibility[edit]

Fairly friendly when not breeding, male and female guard the bubble nest in a 20cm radius fiercely, when there are eggs or fry. They are shy towards other fish and do not appreciate hyper active tank companions.
They can't be trusted with dwarf shrimps, they hunt for the shrimp offspring, but don't eat the bigger mature shrimps.


Eats almost anything, and appreciates live food such as bloodworm the most.

Feeding regime[edit]

Standard. Feeding them multiple times a day with varied food and live food will encourage them to breed.

Environment specifics[edit]

Densely planted tank, especially near the water's surface. Floating plants are recommended.


Shy and inquisitive, but bold and aggressive around the bubble nest if breeding was successful.


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