Moonlight Gourami
Behaviour Peaceful, can be timid
Typical size 12cm
Max size 14cm
Tank Area Top, middle
Min Tank Size 75cm
Temp Min: 25℃ Max: 30℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, dried, live foods
pH Range 5.5-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h,vh
Moonlight Gourami Trichogaster microlepis
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Moonlight Gourami

Trichogaster microlepis

The Moonlight gourami is an excellent hardy aquarium fish for beginners and gourami communities. The fish has a slightly timid nature when first introduced into a new environment but once settled, the fish is hardy and more active than some gouramies. Moonlights are adaptable and will thrive under a wide range of water conditions providing they are provided with plenty of vegetation and/or hiding spots. Apart from very small fish, Moonlights can be mixed with significantly smaller or quiet and peaceful larger fish, making them suitable for most community aquariums.

Family Osphronemidae (Gouramies) | Synonyms Osphromenus microlepis, Trichopsis microlepis, Trichopodus microlepis, Trichopus microlepis, Trichopus parvipinnis, Deschauenseeia chryseus | Other names Moonbeam Gourami, | Origin Asia | Breeding Bubble nester | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-7, very soft to hard | Natural Habitat Shallow densely vegetated regions; swamps, pools, slow moving or standing waters | Sexing Pelvic fins (feelers) are yellow on females and orange-red on males

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