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Trichogaster leeri
Pearl gourami
Bleeker, 1852

Trichogaster leeri - Pearl gourami - The female pearl gourami has none of the golden coloration on the throat
The female pearl gourami has none of the golden coloration on the throat
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(Other members of the genus Trichogaster)

ADULT SIZE: 12 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-23 C

FOOD: Feed Trichogaster leeri live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Borneo, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand

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AQUARIUM CARE: Like all gouramis, the pearl gourami is used to slow moving waters, often vegetation choked, where conditions are often dark, and its feelers become a necessity.
Tankmates should be calm, and occupy the lower levels.

BREEDING: This popular aquarium species is a typical bubble nest builder. Sexing adults is easy; males have a orange to red throat, and longer fin extensions. The fry are very small and require infusoria as a first food.

Have you bred Trichogaster leeri? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Trichogaster leeri breeding reports








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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Feed a varied diet Flake food is an excellent nutritionally balanced food for tropical fish, but all species relish a varied diet. Where appropriate, try feeding commercially bought frozen livefoods, very small pieces of shellfish (mussel, prawn etc) or culture your own Daphnia, brine shrimp, or worms. See more about foods and feeding here


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