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Trichogaster microlepis
Moonlight gourami
Gunther, 1861

Trichogaster microlepis - Moonlight gourami - Microlepis means small scales (micro: small, lepis: scales)
Microlepis means small scales (micro: small, lepis: scales)
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(Other members of the genus Trichogaster)

ADULT SIZE: 14 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Trichogaster microlepis live and dried foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Thailand, Cambodia

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AQUARIUM CARE: Like all gouramis, the moonlight 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. Nests are built from bublles under leaves and surface vegetation. The fry are very small and require infusoria as a first food.

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








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