Trichogaster chuna

Explanation of the symbols

Family : Osphronemidae
Origin : Inia, Bangladesh
Length : 5 cm - 2"
Min.length aquarium : 60 cm  - 23"
English name : Honey Gouram
Peaceful, shy fish that can only be kept together with other peaceful fishes.  The aquarium should be set up with a lot of plants and floating plants.  They are very sensitive of oodinium.

They are omnivorous, but the food should be small enough to eat.

Breeding is very easy.  A pair has a territory of about 50 cm and they defend that. The male sometimes makes a bubblenest, the eggs are laid and fertilized and put in the nest.  The eggs hatch after 24-36 hours and a day later the young fishes are swimming free.  You can feed them with infusoria.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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