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Fish Bio: Dwarf Gourami

Powder Blue and Cobalt Gourami
Powder Blue and Cobalt Gourami


Origin: India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Behavior: Peaceful, community tropical fish.

Temperature: 72–82 °F (22-28 °C)

pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Size: 3.5″ (9 cm)

Diet: Omnivorous, accepts flakes, vegetation (lettuce, peas, spinach), and freeze-dried or frozen foods.

Breeding: Bubble nest builder. Lower water to 6-8 inches, and raise the temperature to 28-30 °C (82 °F). The tank should be planted with much vegetation since the male Dwarf Gourami will use it to build its bubble nest. Feed with a variety of freeze-dried or frozen foods.

Sex: The male’s dorsal fin is pointed and straight. The female’s dorsal fin is slightly curved.

Powder Blue and Cobalt Gourami
Powder Blue and Cobalt Gourami
Did you know?!: The Dwarf Gourami is perfect for being the main display of a tropical fish community aquarium because of its relatively small size and beautiful coloration. There should be one male and two females in a Dwarf Gourami tank. The male will be distracted by two females instead of continually beating up one single female Gourami. Dwarf Gouramis are known to have unique personalities and can be the main attraction in a tank with smaller community fish.

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