The Dwarf Gourami, is a color variation of the Dwarf Gourami, and is a peaceful, shy fish. If in a pair the two fish will swim together. The Neon Blue Dwarf Gourami has a bright iridescent sheen to its body, more prominent in the male. The coloration of the male is a vivid turquoise blue with orange-red stripes. Neon Blue Dwarf Gouramis are considered Labyrinth Fish, meaning they are capable of breathing directly from the air. As such you can on occasion, witness the Neon Blue Dwarf Gourami rise to the water surface to take a gulp of fresh air.
Dwarf Gouramis do best in a tank that is 50 Litres or larger. The aquarium should be heavily planted and have at least part of the surface covered with floating plants. A darker substrate will help show-off the gourami's colors, and peat filtration is recommended. Regular water changes are a must, as this gourami can be susceptible to disease. They should not be kept with large, aggressive fish, but would enjoy the company of other small, peaceful fish as well as fellow gouramis. Loud noises often scare them, so the tank should be in a quiet area.
The Gouramis are an omnivore and prefers both algae-based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp will provide these fish with the proper nutrition.
Care Level: Moderate
Colour Form: Blue, Clear
Max Size: 5cm
Origin: Bramaputra, Ganges, Jumna
Tank Size: 38L
*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour.