Croaking Gourami (Trichopsis Vittata)
The Croaking Gourami is an enchanting freshwater fish species that captivates aquarists with its distinct croaking sounds and stunning appearance. They have an elongated, laterally compressed body with a beautiful iridescent sheen adorned with a pattern of vertical bars.
Croaking gouramis are pretty shy, peaceful fish and an excellent community aquarium addition. They do not cause problems and coexist well with other small, peaceful tankmates.
Croaking Gouramis grow to an adult size of 2-2.5 inches and are not true schooling fish but feel more secure when kept in small groups of 4-6 individuals. They have a timid nature and require a calm tank environment.
These omnivorous fish have a varied diet that includes live or frozen foods such as daphnia, brine shrimp, bloodworms, and high-quality flake or pellet foods. Supplementing their diet with vegetable matter ensures proper nutrition and overall health.
To create a suitable habitat for Croaking Gouramis, set up a densely planted tank with floating plants, hiding spots, and subdued lighting. They prefer a minimum aquarium size of 20 gallons, but a 30 gallon community aquarium is ideal. These fish thrive in water with a pH of 6.0-8.0, hardness ranging from 5-19 dGH, and a temperature between 75-82°F (24-28°C). Regular water changes and efficient filtration are essential for maintaining a healthy environment.
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