Dwarf Gourami

Colisa Lalia

Dwarf Gouramis are normally very peaceful, shy and good for most tropical community tanks. They are considered labyrinth fish, like other gouramis, meaning they have a special organ called a labyrinth organ that allows them to take in air to "breathe." They must have a lot of surface area because of this.

These fish come from the major Indian river systems, such as the Bramaputra and Ganges. Since they are shy fish, the tank should be heavily planted and have some floating plants. This gourami is a bit more sucseptable to disease, so frequent water changes are a must. They should be kept with very peaceful fish from 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 inches.

These fish are omnivores. Their staple diet can be tropical flake food, but live foods, freeze dried foods, and algae-based flake foods are very good for proper nutrition.

 

 

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Maximum Size: 2 1/2 inches

Minimum tank size: 10 gallons

Water Requirements: 73-82 degrees F, softer, acidic to neutral water, pH of around 6-7.5.

Breeding: Bubblenest/Egg Layer

 

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