Honey Gourami
Behaviour Peaceful, timid
Typical size 4cm
Max size 6cm
Tank Area All
Min Tank Size 45cm
Min Number 2
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Male Honey Gourami Trichogaster chuna
  • Male Honey Gourami Trichogaster chuna - thumbnail
  • Female Honey Gourami Trichogaster chuna - thumbnail

Honey Gourami

Trichogaster chuna

The Honey Gourami is a peaceful and attractive little fish that can only be properly kept in a community of very peaceful fish, it is timid and easily stressed by boisterous fish. A mature tank with good water quality is recommended, as is varied feeding and plenty of hiding spots amongst plants. A few different colour forms are available, the two fish at the top have natural colouration whilst the fish pictured at the bottom is a red form often described as 'red sunset honey gourami'. The natural form is a brown-yellow colour and is arguably more attractive. When in good condition, males will exhibit a strong dark patch under the throat and a much lighter dorsal fin. Although peaceful, a breeding pair will become territorial over a small area. An excellent aquarium fish for well-planted, very peaceful communities.

Family Osphronemidae (Gouramies) | Synonyms Trichopodus chuna, T. sota, Trichogaster sota, Colisa sota, C. chuna | Other names Sunset Gourami | Origin Asia; Northeast India, Bangladesh | Breeding Bubble nester, pairs will become territorial during breeding. | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, soft to hard | Natural Habitat Vegetated pools, swamps, ditches, rice fields and some rivers and lakes | Sexing Males are brighter coloured, females are more yellow-brown. Almost impossible to tell in some bred colour forms

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