Above: In the picture is a premium quality Male Fire Red Dwarf Gourami, swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of us snapped this picture.
Comments: These are fabulous fish with vibrant colors.
Origin: The ancestors of these Gouramis came from Pakistan, northern India and Bangladesh, but now they live in aquariums all over the world.
There are several other species of Gouramis for sale in this store.
Maximum Size: In aquariums, male Dwarf Gouramis can grow to be about 3.5" long. Females can grow to be about 3" long.
Behaviors: Gouramis are usually not aggressive fish but from time to time males may become territorial.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include, other Gouramis, Danios, Barbs, Rainbow Fish, and community fish.
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Temperature: Dwarf Gouramis live best from about 75 to 80-degrees F. with 78 being perhaps ideal.
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Feeding: Premium Fish Food Flakes and Premium Fish Food Pellets are best to feed these fish.
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Water Conditions: Gouramis seem to be tolerant of a wide range of water conditions.
Probably a pH of about 7 with moderate hardness is best.
Most water in the US is different but seems to be OK, so it's probably best NOT to adjust the pH or the hardness of the water.
Here in our facilities the water is hard and the pH is usually about 7.8.
We ship them in this water.
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Aquarium Size: Gouramis can do well in a 20-gallon tank, but of course bigger is better.
Decor: Gouramis do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water.
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Live plants are beautiful and improve the water quality.
Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended. The Penguin 200B Filters will do well for a 20-30 gallon tank.
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The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range.
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Life Span: these Gouramis are short lived and can live for a few years.
Keep the water cooler, water conditions excellent, and feed them premium foods, and they may live longer.
Gender: We usually sell the males and the females separately, the males are usually brighter and colorful, and the females are usually dull and smaller.
Breeding: Male Gouramis will blow bubbles at the surface of the water, creating a nest which also indicates to the female that he's ready to breed.
They do a mating dance when ready, and she releases her eggs toward the surface, where the male fertilizes, guards and cleans them.
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Popularity: These fish are very popular fish in the aquarium hobby.
Names: The scientific name for Dwarf Gouramis is Trichogaster lalius.
Variations: There are many variations of the Dwarf Gouramis in the hobby, including the Fire Red, Cobalt Blue, Peacock, and many others.
We hope you've enjoyed reading these comments.
DrTom - 4/16/2011
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