Sparkling Gourami (Trichopsis pumilus)

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Sparkling Gourami

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Sparkling Gourami

Trichopsis pumilus

38 Litres (10 US G.)

1.3-2.5cm (0.5-1 ")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.0 - 7.0

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:3 M:F

Omnivore
Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-5 years

Family

Osphronemidae



Additional names

Sparkling Gourami, Pygmy Gourami, Dwarf Croaking Gourami

Additional scientific names

Ctenops pumilus


Origin

Sexing

It is difficult to sex these fish visually. Mature females may be slightly fuller in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility

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

An omnivore that will accept a wide range of food including flake, pellets, live/frozen, or freeze-dried.

Feeding regime

Feed once or twice a day in small amounts.

Environment Specifics

Appreciates floating plants and places to hide. Can be sensitive to water quality issues, good filtration and a mature tank are essential.

Behaviour

A peaceful fish that can be shy.

Identification

This Gourami has an arrowhead shaped body with sparkling spots of assorted colours, a long anal fin and an almost cone shaped caudal fin.

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