Should be kept in a group of 6 or more as they will set up a hierarchy, much like cichlids.
Females are more colorful than males, unlike most species. Males will remain brown, while females will have a red...
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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...
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A gold/sunset strain exists. It's also very common in the hobby, maybe even more so than the original strain.
Males are larger and more colorful, and also have more pointed anal and dorsal fins.
This species can hybridise...
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Not the most colorful gourami. The ventral fins are longer than most gourami species.
Males have red orange pelvic fins, and the females are yellow.
Unfortunately, up to 22% of dwarf gouramis imported from India are sick with DGIV, the dwarf gourami iridovirus. Make sure to buy a DG that appears bold and confident, and in a tank that does not appear to have any sick fish. Can live up to 7 years under proper care.
Males are larger and more...
Females are light brown in color, with a brown stripe across the body. Also are considerably larger than males. Males are orange. Very peaceful community fish, readily available in the hobby.
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Often sold as a community fish, which some can be, but all individuals are different. Some can be peaceful, some will be more aggressive depending on their personality.
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Can live up to 8 years.
Males are brighter colored and have longer anal and dorsal fins.