Trichogaster microlepis
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Trichogaster microlepis

Common Names: Moonbeam Gourami
Moonlight Gourami
Synonyms: Osphromenus microlepis
Family: Osphronemidae
Category: Labyrinth_Fish
Distribution: Asia; Cambodia and Thailand, Asia.
Main Ecosystem: Swamp; Swamp
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful and timid.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed with normal and vegetable based flakes. A larger than normal tank is needed with many leafy plants. Fine leaved plants may be used but they may be damaged if the Moonlight Gourami builds a nest.
6 - 7
25°C - 29°C
77°F - 84°F
2 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 15cm (5.9")
Female: 15cm (5.9")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: The Pelvic fins of the females are yellow, males red or orange. The males coloration tends to be more blue where the females tend to be more sliver.
Breeding: Slowly reduce the water level and raise the temperature to 29°C over a couple of days. Make sure there are fine leaved plants in the tank as the bubble nest will be strengthed with the leaves. Banana skin can help feed the fry.
Comments: Can be quite timid at times, only feeding when you leave the room.
Main Colours: Silver
Markings: No Markings
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: bettachris, Joe Potato
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