Flame Dwarf Gourami (Trichogaster Lalius variant)
The Flame Dwarf Gourami goes by many names, such as the Red Fire Dwarf Gourami, Blood Red Dwarf Gourami, Blushing Gourami, and Neon Red Dwarf Gourami.
Flame Gouramis do not have vertical striping on the body and fins like their Dwarf Gourami cousin. Instead, they are vibrantly colored, boasting an attractive red-orange hue with a brilliant blue band along its dorsal fin.
They are small and peaceful fish that is a popular choice for community aquariums, where they can be housed with other small, non-aggressive tankmates.
Flame Dwarf Gouramis grow to an adult size of 2-3 inches and are not schooling fish, but they do appreciate being in pairs or small groups (i.e., one male and two females). They have a calm demeanor and generally remain close to the middle or top levels of the aquarium.
As omnivores, Flame Dwarf Gouramis have a diverse diet, including high-quality flakes or pellets and live or frozen foods such as daphnia, brine shrimp, and bloodworms. Providing a mix of plant-based and protein-rich foods ensures proper nutrition.
To create a suitable habitat for Flame Dwarf Gouramis, provide a well-planted tank with hiding spots, floating plants, and dim lighting.
Flame Dwarf Gouramis requires a minimum aquarium size of 20 gallons, and 30 gallon or more for a community aquarium is ideal. These fish prefer water with a pH of 6.0-8.0, hardness between 5-19 dGH, and a temperature range of 72-82°F (22-28°C). Regular water changes and efficient filtration are essential for maintaining a healthy environment.
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