Honey Gourami Tropical Fish Information

Trichogaster chuna
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)

Honey Gourami Tropical Fish Learn all about the Honey 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 Honey Gourami is the right fish for your aquarium.

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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