Also known as: Sparkling Gourami, Dwarf Croaking Gourami
Species/genus: Trichopsis pumilus
Origin: Vietnam, Thailand
Temp: 75 – 84°F (24 – 29°C)
Temperament: Very peaceful, sometimes shy
Adult Size: 1 in (2.5cm)
Minimum Tank Size: 5 gallons
Feeding: Most standard fish foods accepted
Breeding: Spawns in much the same way as Betta Splendens, but nowhere near as prolific. The fry are exceptionally tiny and will require the smallest of live foods.
Comments: The Pygmy Gourami is a delightful little fish. Their color is spectacular under the right lighting conditions. Though somewhat shy when first introduced to a new tank they will quickly gain confidence and come out to play. This is an excellent fish for a small planted aquarium.
Also sometimes called the Dwarf Croaking Gourami this little fish will produce clearly audible clicking sounds when happy, excited or during courtship.
This is an overall excellent aquarium fish, thier only drawback is the difficlutly in spawning and raising their fry.