Chocolate Gourami Tropical Fish Information

Sphaerichthys osphromenoides
Chocolate Gourami
Behaviour Peaceful, timid
Typical size 5cm
Max size 6cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 60cm
Min Number 2
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 5-7
Hardness vs,s
Chocolate Gourami Sphaerichthys osphromenoides
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Chocolate Gourami (Sphaerichthys osphromenoides)

Chocolate Gourami Tropical Fish Learn all about the Chocolate Gourami's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Chocolate Gourami is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Chocolate gourami is an attractive little fish with a delicate appearance that often entices the fishkeeper to purchase. Although they are very peaceful, Chocolate Gouramies are also very delicate and need quite specific water and aquarium conditions so are best left to experienced aquarists. The aquarium should contain areas of dense vegetation and have good filtration and overall water quality. Soft water is essential for long-term health and strong treatments should be avoided.

Chocolate Gourami Facts

Family Osphronemidae (Gouramies) | Synonyms Sphaerichthys osphromenoides osphromenoides, Osphromenus malayanus, O. notatus | Origin Asia; Sumatra, Borneo, Malaya | Breeding Mouth brooder, lays 20-40 eggs, female incubates eggs in mouth for two weeks | Natural Water Conditions pH 4-6, very soft | Natural Habitat Densely vegetated areas | Sexing Males have a yellow edging to the anal and caudal fins



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