Frail Gourami (Ctenops nobilis)

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Frail Gourami

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Frail Gourami

Ctenops nobilis

114 Litres (30 US G.)

8-10 cm (3.1-3.9")




4.0 - 6.0

18 -24 °C (64.4-75.2°F)

0-6 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

1-5 years



Additional names

Frail Gourami, Indian Paradisefish, Noble Gourami

Additional scientific names

Osphronemus nobilis

Diet[edit | edit source]

Prefers live or frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp. May also take flake and pellet food.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

This fish is exceptionally sensitive to water quality. It requires a well matured tank with acidic water quality. It will not live long in tropical temperatures and so needs cool sub-tropical set ups with good current and oxygenation.

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