Sparkling Gourami
Trichopsis pumilus

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Peaceful

Reef Compatible

No

Plant Safe

Yes

Max Size

1½"

Color

Blue, Green, Red, Silver, White

Diet

Omnivore

Water Conditions

Slightly acidic (6.0-7.2 pH), intermediate water hardness (3-12 dGH), 72 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit

Description


General: The Sparkling Gourami (Trichopsis pumilus) is unique species of Gourami from the wetlands of Southeast Asia. The Sparkling Gourami will reach a length of one inch, and can live over five years in captivity. Despite being a smaller species of "labyrinth fish", the Sparkling Gourami has a relatively passive temperament.

Aquarium Diet (Omnivore): Brine Shrimp, Baby Brine Shrimp, Blackworms, Omnivore Pellet, General Flake

Preferred Water Chemistry: Slightly acidic (6.0-7.2 pH), intermediate water hardness (3-12 dGH)

Dimorphism: The Sparkling Gourami (Trichopsis pumilus) female will take on a more gravid appearance when ready to reproduce. The Ovaries may become more apparent, once mature. Behaviorally, the male will attempt to create a bubble-nest, and attract the female.

Compatibility: The Sparkling Gourami (Trichopsis pumilus) are typically compatible with Rasbora, Danio, Badis, Clown Killi, and smaller Tetra.


Sparkling Gourami Videos

Author: Aquatics Unlimited