Sparkling Gourami (Trichopsis pumila)

Size: Large
Sale price$4.29


Sparkling Gourami, also known as Pygmy Gourami, is a small and peaceful freshwater fish native to Southeast Asia. They are popular among aquarium enthusiasts due to their vibrant colors and interesting behavior. These tiny fish are best suited for small to medium-sized aquariums. They prefer densely planted tanks with lots of hiding spots like driftwood, rocks, or floating plants. A well-maintained tank with a temperature range of 75-82°F (24-28°C) and a slightly acidic to neutral pH level (around 6.0-7.5) is ideal for Sparkling Gouramis. When it comes to their diet, Sparkling Gouramis are omnivores. They will readily accept high-quality flakes, pellets, and micro-pellets. It's also beneficial to supplement their diet with live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, daphnia, or mosquito larvae. Providing a varied diet will help maintain their health and coloration. Sparkling Gouramis are peaceful by nature and can be kept in community aquariums with other similarly sized and peaceful fish. However, it's important to avoid keeping them with fin-nipping or aggressive species that might harass or stress them. They can be kept in pairs or small groups, but be mindful of providing ample space and hiding spots to mitigate aggression. One unique aspect of Sparkling Gouramis is their ability to breathe atmospheric air using a specialized labyrinth organ. This allows them to gulp air from the water's surface, making them well-suited to low-oxygen environments. However, it's still crucial to maintain good water quality and provide adequate aeration in the aquarium. Overall, Sparkling Gouramis are delightful little fish that can bring color and activity to a peaceful community aquarium. With proper care and an appropriate environment, they can thrive and provide enjoyment for their owners.

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