Common Name(s)
Chocolate gourami
Scientific Name
Sphaerichthys osphromenoides
Family
Osphronemidae
Origin
Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore
Temperament
Peaceful, timid with larger fish
Maximum Size
2.3 inches
Minimum Tank Size
20 gallon high
Tank Setup
Slow moving water, well planted, with dim lighting
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
May only eat live foods at first, unless weaned onto dry foods in time.
Breeding
Maternal mouthbrooder
Compatibility
Other small, peaceful fish. No hyperactive fish like zebra danios. Kuhli loaches or rasboras make good tankmates
Ease of Keeping
Intermediate to Difficult, depending if it is wild-caught or tank-raised. Tank-raised are easier.
Care
pH: If wild-caught, 4-6, if tank-raised, it can be kept in higher pH. Temperature: 75-83 Fahrenheit
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Should be kept in groups of 6 or more, like cichlids, they will create a hierarchy in their group.
Males have a pointier head shape than females.