Trichogaster leerii
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Trichogaster leerii

Common Names: Diamond Gourami
Lace Gourami
Leeri Gourami
Mosaic Gourami
Pearl Gourami
Synonyms: Trichogaster leeri
Trichopus leerii
Family: Osphronemidae
Category: Labyrinth_Fish
Distribution: Asia; Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, South East Asia.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful, males will sometimes fight, but injuries won't occur.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed with flakes. Keep some broad leaved and some floating plants in the tank. Keep with peaceful species.
6 - 8
24°C - 28°C
75°F - 82°F
5 dH - 20 dH
Potential Size: Male: 12cm (4.7")
Female: 10cm (3.9")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Mature males have a red throat, a much larger dorsal fin and form extended filaments on the anal fin. Females have a smaller round dorsal fin and show less colour on the throat.
Breeding: Breeding the Pearl Gourami is not difficult, and they produce several hundred fry at each spawning. To breed the Pearl Gourami, begin by conditioning the pair for a couple of weeks with live or frozen brine shrimp and earthworms. Separate the sexes for a few days before transferring them to the spawning tank. Lower the water level to about fifteen to twenty centimetres and cover the surface with floating plants. Set up the breeding tank at least one week before breeding to establish some small m
Comments: Long lived - up to 7.5 years.
Main Colours: White, Silver, Black
Markings: Striped And Spotted
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: gnr4ever8794, Joe Potato, riri1
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