Sparkling Gourami (Trichopsis pumilus)

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Sparkling Gourami

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Sparkling Gourami

Trichopsis pumilus

38 Litres (10 US G.)

1.3-2.5cm (0.5-1 ")




6.0 - 7.0

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:3 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

2-5 years



Additional names

Sparkling Gourami, Pygmy Gourami, Dwarf Croaking Gourami

Additional scientific names

Ctenops pumilus

Sexing[edit | edit source]

It is difficult to sex these fish visually. Mature females may be slightly fuller in the belly than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A peaceful fish. Stays at the top since it is a labyrinth fish, and gets its air from the surface. Males can be territorial during breeding season. Preferably keep one male per tank with several females.

Diet[edit | edit source]

An omnivore that will accept a wide range of food including flake, pellets, live/frozen, or freeze-dried.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day in small amounts.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Appreciates floating plants and places to hide. Can be sensitive to water quality issues, good filtration and a mature tank are essential.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A peaceful fish that can be shy.

Identification[edit | edit source]

This Gourami has an arrowhead shaped body with sparkling spots of assorted colours, a long anal fin and an almost cone shaped caudal fin.

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