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Flame Dwarf Gourami
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Flame Dwarf Gourami (Trichogaster lalia)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Blue, Red
Diet Omnivore
Water Conditions 72-82° F, KH 4-10, pH 6.0-8.0
Max. Size 2"
Origin Captive-Bred - Asia
Family Belontiidae
Minimum Tank Size 20 gallons
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This variety of Dwarf Gourami boasts beautiful vibrant blue colors that fade into vivid red. Like most Gouramis, males are more brilliantly colored than females. Regardless of sex, however, these beautiful fish create a splash of color in any home aquarium.

Peaceful, by nature, Gouramis are an excellent addition to any community aquarium with fish of like temperament and size. Dwarf varieties only reach 2" in size. Though territorial at times, many Dwarf Gouramis do best when kept in groups, provided there are more females than males.

Originating from India, Bengal, and Bangladesh, wild Dwarf Gouramis are found in heavily vegetated waters. Here, they feed on small insects and larvae on the water's surface and algae that gathers on plants. In the home aquarium, they do best in highly filtered water with neutral pH and water hardness.

Feed flake, algae pellets, and frozen or freeze-dried foods, supplemented with an occasional live worm. They like open swimming areas with spots to hide amongst plants, decorations, or rocks. It is especially beneficial to have floating plants that cover part of the water's surface.

When bred, pairs of Dwarf Gouramis create spectacular bubble nests amongst plant leaves at the water's surface and engage in a delicate, graceful spawning process that lasts up to four hours. After spawning, however, the female needs to be removed from the aquarium and the male will care for the eggs. While defending his brood, a male Dwarf Gourami will become very aggressive towards other fish.

As with all fish, Dwarf Gouramis require excellent water conditions. They do not handle fluctuations in water parameters well. However, for any aquarist, Dwarf Gouramis are an essential aquarium addition.

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"

Customer Testimonials

Brent M Scottsboro , AL
I took two of these guys into my 65g community tank after the reviews of them being a peaceful fish. So far I have been pleased with their demeanor. They have not harassed any of the smaller fish and are quite active in the tank. Shy at first, but they explore every area of the tank at every level. Do get some floating of mine hangs out there when not exploring. Mine are more orange than red, but still very beautiful and peaceful. When they know it is feeding time they surface quick and dance around the front of the tank.
Tim Lipinski Marietta , GA
These are beautiful fish! I have a pair of them that are a nice “centerpiece” even in a 55 gallon tank. These are not as ultra-friendly as regular dwarf gouramis I’ve had in the past, but they get along with everyone else in the tank.
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