Common Name(s)
Sparkling gourami, pygmy gourami
Scientific Name
Trichopsis pumila
Family
Osphronemidae
Origin
Thailand, Laos, Indonesia
Temperament
Peaceful
Maximum Size
1.5 inches
Minimum Tank Size
10 gallons
Tank Setup
Looks best in a planted tank with a dark substrate and background. Should not be kept in fast moving water.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore. Will take dry foods, but supplement with mosquito larvae and other live foods.
Breeding
Bubble-nester
Compatibility
With other small peaceful fish.
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 76-83 Fahrenheit
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By Zikamoi - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3812933

A social gourami, so should be kept in groups of 5 or more. If you are keeping in a 10g, only do 5.

They can create audible noises using a special pectoral mechanism.

Can be hard to sex, but sexually mature males are more intensely colored than females and will have longer fins.