Sparkling Gourami

Sparkling Gourami 2cm

Female Dwarf Gourami 4cm

Female Dwarf Gourami 4cm

Vitalis Tropical Pellets 1.5mm 120g

Vitalis Tropical Pellets 1.5mm 120g

Sparkling Gourami 2cm

Trichopsis Pumilus

The Sparkling Gourami is an adorable little fish. It makes a wonderful and unusual addition to a nano tank and sports and outstanding personality!

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Sparkling Gourami

The sparkling Gourami is an adorable little fish. It makes a wonderful and unusual addition to a nano tank and sports and outstanding personality! Only getting up to 4cm in size this fish has a bright iridescent blue color with dark purple stripes and spots throughout its body. It shimmers amazingly as it gracefully swims around the tank under the aquarium lighting. It is best kept in a shoal with other sparkling gouramis but it does have a slight territorial nature however this is easily mitigated with the use of aquatic plants. Unlike most gouramis which stick to the upper levels of the aquarium, the sparkling gourami utilizes all areas of the aquarium and will become a very personable fish. They have a maximum lifespan of 5 years and distinguishing males and females are fairly difficult however they have been found to readily breed in the home aquaria. The sparkling gourami is naturally found in southeast Asia.

Tank Recommendations for your Sparkling Gourami

The Sparkling Gourami is a very active little fish and would be fine in a tank that is 10 gallons (37 liters). It is not fussy at all when it comes to the substrate but will really love a densely planted aquarium. This would also ensure that multiple sparkling gouramis have ample space for their territories. The maximum amount of sparkling gourami in a 37-liter tank would be around 4-5

Suitable Tank Buddies

The sparkling gourami is a very peaceful fish with slight aggression and territorial behavior coming out when breeding and for dominance. however, it is also not advisable for them to be kept alone as they may become very shy. They will be great additions in community tanks with other nano fish such as tetras.

 

Usually Compatible

Ember tetras, neon tetras, cardinal tetras, and other forms of nano fish.

 

Sometime Compatible

Larger peaceful species such as Boesmani Rainbows, Angelfish, and Giant Danios.

 

Rarely Compatible

Shrimp as sparkling gouramis will enjoy hunting them and large aggressive species such as Oscars, Jaguars and bigger Cichlids.

 

Feeding your Sparkling Gourami

the Sparkling Gourami is very easy to feed. It is an opportunistic feeder and will readily eat a wide range of foods being both dry, fresh, and frozen. Their diet should contain good quality floating pellets with frozen food that have a high protein such as bloodworm, brine shrimp, and daphnia. Feeding should occur once a day and it is best to do so during the day.

More Information
Scientific Name Trichopsis Pumilus
Care Level Easy
Common Names Sparkling Gourami, pygmy gourami
Diet Omnivore
Fish Family Osphronemidae
Lifespan (years) 5
Max. Length (cm) 4
Min. Tank Volume (l) 37
Origin South East Asia
Reef Safe Yes
Sociability Peaceful
Venomous No
Water Conditions 24-26° C (75-79° F), pH 6.0-7.0
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