Dwarf Gourami (Neon and Sunset Gourami)

Colisa Ialia

  • Distribution: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan
  • Size (Wild): 2.5 – 3.5 inches
  • Water Temperature: 77°F to 82°F (25-28°C)
  • Feeding: Flake, dry, frozen, or live foods
  • Water Quality: Soft to hard, slightly alkaline water preferred
  • Behavior: Males may be territorial
  • Compatibility: Community tank compatible
  • Ease of Care: Medium

General Information:

Dwarf Gouramis are brightly colored fish that are commonly for sale in local fish stores as Sunset or Neon Gouramis. The are happy in a community fish tank that is well planted. As an omnivore, it will pick at bits of algae and plants as well as readily taking flake and dry foods. Gouramis are sensitive to water quality and are prone to diseases so it is not a fish for beginners.

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