Gold Gourami (Trichopodus Trichopterus)
The Gold Gourami is an attractive, peaceful freshwater fish known for its brilliant golden color, which is complemented by delicate, iridescent blue scales. This striking fish typically grows to 5 inches in size and has a labyrinth organ that allows it to breathe air from the surface, making it well-suited for a variety of aquarium conditions.
Gold Gouramis are social and generally peaceful, but males can be territorial during breeding. They do well in community tanks with other peaceful, similarly-sized fish. Keeping them in small groups of at least 4-6 individuals is recommended, with a mix of males and females.
As omnivores, Gold Gouramis thrive on a balanced diet of flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods like brine shrimp, bloodworms, and daphnia. They also enjoy vegetable matter, such as blanched spinach or lettuce.
To create an ideal habitat for Gold Gouramis, a minimum aquarium size of 30 gallons is recommended. Provide plenty of hiding spots with live plants, driftwood, and rockwork.
They prefer water with a pH of 6.0-8.0, hardness between 4-18 dGH, and a temperature range of 72-82°F (22-28°C). Regular water changes and proper filtration are essential to maintain water quality.
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