Paradise Gourami

Other Paradise Gourami Names: Paradise Gourami, Paradise Fish

Paradise Gourami Scientific Name: Macropodus opercularis, Labrus opercularis

Paradise Gourami (Macropodus opercularis))

Temperature Range: 61°F-80°F
pH Range: 6-7.8
Hardness Range: 5-20°

Family: Belontiidae

Species Type: Labyrinth Fish

Paradise Gourami Adult Size: 2.5 inches (cm)

Paradise Gourami Life Expectancy: 6 years

Paradise Gourami Habitat: East Asian Swamps

Paradise Gourami Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons

Paradise Gourami Temperament: Generally peaceful but two males will fight intensely.

Paradise Gourami Diet & Nutrition: Carivorous - does well with flake or pellet foods.

Paradise Gourami Description: The paradise gourami is a beautiful and intelligent fish. It is available in a variety of colors such as blue, red and albino. The Paradise Gourami is generally a peaceful fish but two males may very well fisght to the death (much like Siamese Fighting Fish). This fish enjoys plenty of cover and does very well with live floating plants.

Tank Mate Compatibility: A good community fish as long as two adult males do not share a tank.

Paradise Gourami Breeding & Spawning: An easily bred fish. The fish will build a bubble nest in floating plants. To help induce breeding, provide plenty of floating plants with delicate leaves, raise the water temperature and reduce the water flow and level.

Determining Paradise Gourami Sex: Males have longer, more brightly colored fins.

Aquarium Region: Middle to top of aquarium

Paradise Gourami Diseases: None specific to species

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