Lace Gourami (Trichogaster leeri)

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Lace Gourami

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Male Lace Gourami

Trichogaster leeri

57 Litres (15 US G.)

10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")




6.0 - 8.0

24 -28 °C (75.2-82.4°F)

5-19 °d

1:2 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods

5-6 years



This animal is available captive bred

Additional names

Pearl Gourami, Lace Gourami, Diamond Gourami, Platinum Gourami, Mosaic Gourami

Additional scientific names

Trichogaster leerii, Trichopus leerii, Trichopodus leeri

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Male Pearl Gouramis have a more pointed dorsal fin. Also, they have a more vivid red on their chest area. Females are usually plumper than males.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful Gourami, although males will be territorial with one another. Should not be kept with fin-nippers such as Serpae Tetras or Tiger Barbs.

Diet[edit | edit source]

Will accept most foods including pellet and flake, as well as live/frozen food such as bloodworm and brine shrimp.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

Feed once or twice a day.

Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Requires a spacious tank with plenty of swimming space and some tall plants. Does not appreciate a strong current.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

A generally peaceful Gourami that will mainly occupy the top levels of the tank.

Identification[edit | edit source]

A pretty Gourami with a typical Gourami shape. Both sexes have long ventral "feelers" and their colouration is of a pale base colour with many iridescent dark speckles which cover the body and go into the base of the fins. They also have a bold slender lateral line from nose to the base of the caudal fin. Females lack colour but males will have an orange-red wash around the head and ventral area.

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