Lace Gourami (Trichogaster leeri)

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Lace Gourami

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Male Lace Gourami

Trichogaster leeri

57 Litres (15 US G.)

10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 8.0

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

5-19 °d

1:2 M:F

Carnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-6 years

Family

Osphronemidae

This animal is available captive bred



Additional names

Pearl Gourami, Lace Gourami, Diamond Gourami, Platinum Gourami, Mosaic Gourami

Additional scientific names

Trichogaster leerii, Trichopus leerii, Trichopodus leeri


Origin

Sexing

Male Pearl Gouramis have a more pointed dorsal fin. Also, they have a more vivid red on their chest area. Females are usually plumper than males.

Tank compatibility

A generally peaceful Gourami, although males will be territorial with one another. Should not be kept with fin-nippers such as Serpae Tetras or Tiger Barbs.

Diet

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

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment Specifics

Requires a spacious tank with plenty of swimming space and some tall plants. Does not appreciate a strong current.

Behaviour

A generally peaceful Gourami that will mainly occupy the top levels of the tank.

Identification

A pretty Gourami with a typical Gourami shape. Both sexes have long ventral "feelers" and their colouration is of a pale base colour with many iridescent dark speckles which cover the body and go into the base of the fins. They also have a bold slender lateral line from nose to the base of the caudal fin. Females lack colour but males will have an orange-red wash around the head and ventral area.

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