Behaviour Peaceful, males may fight, territorial when breeding
Typical size 8cm
Max size 10cm
Tank Area Middle, top
Min Tank Size 60cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8
Banded GouramiPolyacanthus fasciatus
Although males may squabble occasionally and whilst breeding, the Banded Gourami is a very peaceful fish that will mix well with other peaceful tank mates. Banded Gouramies can be a little timid and nervous, sometimes leading to ill health if kept in a stressful environment. Ideal conditions would be a well-planted aquarium with plenty of hiding spots and a varied diet, soft water is also beneficial. An albino variety is also available.
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