Snakeskin Gourami

Snakeskin Gourami (Trichopodus pectoralis)

Overview: Trichopodus pectoralis are a hardy species recommended for a beginner in the fishkeeping hobby because, despite growing to a relatively large size, they are peaceful fish that can be kept in a community tank.They can be mixed with barbs, danios, tetras, Corydoras, angelfish, loaches, Loricariids and other gourami.
Native range: Southeast Asia
Size: 10 inches
Water: 73.4 - 82.4 °F pH: 6 - 8.3
Feeding: Omnivore
Care & Breeding: A planted aquarium with floating vegetation and hiding places, as well as open water for swimming is ideal for this species.
Snakeskin gouramis are fairly easy to breed; they can produce 5000 in one batch. The male will build a bubble nest and the female will then enter it to lay her eggs

Gold Gourami

Gold Gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus)

Overview: Gold Gourami are at home in pretty much any tropical freshwater community aquarium. While always an attractive fish, their coloration and pattern can change based on their mood and their surroundings, at times being a deep Gold with a well defined pattern all the way to a pale gold with a very faint color pattern.
Native range: Malaysia, South China
Size: 6 inches
Water: 72-82° F pH: 6.0-7.8
Feeding: Omnivore
Care: Gold Gourami are a very hardy species that is very tolerant of water temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen levels and KH. They prefer aquariums that have plenty of dense live plants with calm or moderate water currents. Gold Gourami will spend most of their time near the surface of the aquarium, but will seek cover in plants of near driftwood if they feel threatened.



honey sunset

Honey Sunset Dwarf Gourami (Trichogaster chuna)

Overview: The common name fits this fish well, as it grows to a size of only two inches. Males are slightly larger than the females and have a bright red-white body that extend into the fins. The dorsal fin of the male is pointed in contrast to the rounded dorsal of the female.
Native range: Ganges, Jumna, Bramaputra
Size: 2 inches
Water: 72-82 F pH: 6.0 - 7.5
Feeding: Omnivore
Care: Dwarf Gouramis are well suited to smaller aquariums, as well as community aquariums due to their peaceful nature. They should not be kept with very large or aggressive fish. Provide plenty of vegetation, including floating plants that cover part of the surface of the water.


Pearl Gourami (Trichopodus leerii)

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 75-86° F, pH 6.5-8.0
Max. Size: 4"
Color Form: Clear, White
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Borneo, Malaysia, Sumatra
Family: Belontiidae
Comments: The ideal tank mates for the Pearl Gourami would be similar in size and temperament. They should not be housed with aggressive tank mates, like Cichlids. They will hide in a corner, begin to loose color and may refuse to eat if kept with overly aggressive fish.The Pearl Gourami is an omnivore and prefers both-algae based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide these fish with the proper nutrition.