Sparkling Gourami Tropical Fish Information

Trichopsis pumila
Sparkling Gourami
Behaviour Peaceful, slow moving
Typical size 3cm
Max size 4cm
Tank Area Surface
Min Tank Size 45cm
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Surface & slow sinking foods, suppliment dried foods with small live or frozen foods
pH Range 5.5-8
Hardness vs,s,m,h
Sparkling Gourami Trichopsis pumila
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Sparkling Gourami (Trichopsis pumila)

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

The Sparkling Gourami is a peaceful, mild mannered little fish, ideal for planted tanks or communities of small fish. The fish are also called Dwarf Croaking Gouramies because of the croaking noise made during courtship, or when stimulated. Sometimes the fish are confused with the larger Croaking Gourami, Trichopsis vittata, which grows to 8-10cm, whilst the Sparkling Gourami only reaches up to 4cm. Because of its size, it should only be mixed with other small fish, and boisterous fish should be avoided. In nature the fish come from heavily vegetated waters and this should be recreated in the aquarium. Sparkling Gouramies are adaptable, but will do best in soft, slightly acidic water. A good little fish for small or planted aquariums.

Sparkling Gourami Facts

Family Osphronemidae (Gouramies) | Synonyms Trichopsis pumilus, Ctenops pumilus | Other names Dwarf Croaking Gourami, Pygmy Gourami, | Origin Asia; Indonesia | Breeding Bubble nester | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-7, very soft to hard | Natural Habitat Pools, ponds & ditches; standing water with vegetation | Sexing Males have a pointed dorsal fin



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