This little gourami (in it’s different colour forms) is adored by aquarists across the world. A member of the Anabantoids, with the ability to breath atmospheric oxygen as well as dissolved oxygen.
This little Gourami is fairly durable and has long been recommended as a good choice for community tanks and beginners. It is excellent for the smaller aquarium as it is peaceful with everybody and almost shy. As long as the aquarium is properly set-up and maintained, this fish will thrive.
Species – Rainbow Dwarf Gourami - Trichogaster lalius
Current Size – 3m - 4cm (Photo does show a mature Rainbow Dwarf Gourami. The colours on the fish you receive will come out as it matures).
Adult Length – 7cm
Temperature Range – 23 - 28°C
pH Range – 6.0 – 8.0
Special Requirements - They are relatively easy to keep and are very hardy once settle
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – Non-threatening shoals of small, peaceful cyprinids such as the Harlequin Trigonostigma heteromorpha, many rasboras and some barbs therefore make excellent companions in the more modest set-up. Loaches including Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki or any of the various Pangio species are also good choices. Some of the currently popular freshwater shrimps such as the cherry shrimp Neocaridina denticulata can also work well in a planted tank. If geography is not an issue, many of the commonly available tetras, catfish (Corydoras and Otocinclus are particularly suitable) and smaller rainbowfish could also be added.
Feeding – It accepts most foods offered in the aquarium, and a good quality dried food is acceptable as the staple diet. Supplement this with regular meals of small live and frozen foods such as bloodworm for the fish to develop the best health and colouration.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.