Dwarf Gourami - Trichogaster lalius

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Dwarf Gourami - Trichogaster lalius

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Scientific Name: Trichogaster lalius

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Approximate purchase size : 5cm
All Pond Solutions will always endeavour to supply as close to the approximate size range as possible.  Due to variations from suppliers on rare occasions this may not always be possible.  Images used are to show the full potential of the fish when fully mature and are not always representative of juvenile specimens.

How easy are they to care for?
Due to their timid nature, we would say this species requires a moderate level of care.

How large can they grow?
This species typically grows to be about 7.5cm.

Where in the world are they from?
Originally found in the waters throughout Pakistan, northern India and Bangladesh.

What is the ideal number to keep together?
Given enough aquarium space, Dwarf gourami will happily coexist with similar species, but can be kept in pairs or large groups.

What water conditions do they require?
This species will require water temperature between 22-27°C with a pH range of 6.0 - 7.5.

What should you feed them?
Omnivorous species that will accept most foods offered in the aquarium. A high quality flake food supplemented with frozen food is best for health and colouration.

How compatible are they with other fish?
This fish tends to be shy and territorial so it is not an ideal community fish. Will not cope well with highly active tank mates and should be kept with peaceful, slow moving species.

Can they be bred in captivity?
Breeding in aquaria is usually not too difficult. Male breeding behaviour can be somewhat unpredictable so it is recommended to set up a separate spawning tank.