dwarf gourami

From the name we can see that this fish does not grow. The pygmy gourami is a brightly colored fish with colorful patterns all over its body, making it very attractive. It also requires little maintenance. Their maximum size is about 2 inches. However, other members of the same family, such as the giant gourami, can grow to 2 feet and live in an aquarium for more than 20 years. As you know, the age of a fish is generally proportional to its size. Another medium sized gourami is the "Kissing Gourami" which can reach 10 inches. Less talking gourami are also known as "hissing gourami" because they make a grating sound when they breathe at night.

Dwarf gourami are basically omnivores and are eaten alive like any other food. Also make sure there are floating plants and vegetation in the aquarium. Since they are shy by nature, give them plenty of hiding places. Dwarf gourami thrives in 5 gallon or larger tanks. Dwarf gourami are sensitive to noise, so keep them in a quiet place.
Like fighting fish or betta, they belong to the labyrinth family. Fish from this family have a special ability to live in water with low oxygen levels. You can breathe air right above the water. So remember that they must have access to a surface with good air circulation or they may die.
Dwarf gourami are naturally docile and shy. Therefore, be careful not to be chased by other large fish, otherwise they may die. They can even be tortured in large institutions. They didn't even react. So set it up with a peaceful scene that's about the same size or smaller. Also, don't keep them with killer fish as they will show aggression towards similar species as they can claim their territory.

Reproduction : chicks/laying hens

Food : omnivore

Character: semi-aggressive

Tank surface : medium

Temperature : 77 F or 25 C

Tank Size : 5 gallons or more

Maintenance : Easy

Identifying Male and Female Dwarf Gourami
Dwarf gourami is a very popular aquarium fish because of its beautiful and colorful body features and its docile and shy nature. They are quite easy to grow, which contributes to their popularity. Reproduction requires a male and female pair, so knowing the difference between their sexes is very important. It is quite easy to distinguish males from females by the color and shape of their fins. In general, males are more colorful than females. The female is dull gray with light green transverse stripes. Another difference is that the male dorsal fin is pointed, while the female dorsal fin is rounded or curved and shorter. A man on top and a woman on the bottom. Note the difference in color and shape of the fins of the dwarf gouramy.

Breeding dwarf gourami

Breeding dwarf gourami is quite difficult. If you are a beginner, this might pose some difficulties. For easy fish breeding and whether you are a beginner, I suggest you try molly or guppies. Sinus mollies and guppies are viviparous, meaning that they give birth immediately. They are quite light. Dwarf gouramis are relatively picky because they lay eggs. Cultivating gourami is very similar to betta fish farming, but much simpler.

Tank construction:
Get an aquarium that is at least 10 gallons or larger (35 liters or more). Adjust the water level to 6-8 inches. Now put the male and female in the aquarium. Remember that your partner must be in good health. Be careful not to add any other fish as the males will create a bubble nest and if there are other fish they can disturb the nest. Also remember that filter flow must be kept low to avoid bladder cell damage. You can use air stones. Plant plants or plants in the aquarium as well, as males use plants or plant parts to build their nests. You can also use plants with small leaves, such as B. Javan algae, which you can easily buy at an aquarium store. Now set the temperature to 28 degrees Celsius.

In nature, these fish mainly feed on protein-rich insects, worms, etc. They eat live food such as blood worms, mosquito larvae, etc. They need to eat high protein foods.

Also, do a 20% partial water change every 3-4 days to ensure the bubble nest is not damaged by spawning. When the bubble nest is complete, the male begins to approach the female gourami. It swims around the female and spreads its fins. He will try to attract the female to the bubble nest. When the female is ready to lay eggs, she swims under the bubble nest. If not, try another pair after waiting a few days. When the female is ready to reproduce, she touches the male's body with her mouth. The male will pick her up and help her release the eggs. The male then fertilizes the egg. The male then lays these eggs in his nest. The female can lay about 50 eggs at a time. Males can collect up to 700 eggs. At this point, the woman should be removed. The male takes care of the eggs until they hatch young. The eggs hatch in 12 to 24 hours. They do not leave the nest for several days. When they hatch, you can remove the males from the tank. Feed them ciliates for a few days, then Artemia.

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