Moonlight Gourami Tropical Fish Information

Trichogaster microlepis
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)

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

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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