Leopard Gourami | Dwarf | Juvenile

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SKU: AALOACH000003-2-2-1-1-1 Categories: , , ,
  • Minimum Tank Size: 20 gal (76 L) – A tank of 50 – 60 gallons.
  • Substrate Type: Any
  • Lighting Needs: Moderate – normal lighting
  • Temperature: 23-28 °C (73,4-82,4°F)
  • Range ph: 6-7
  • Hardness Range: 3 – 15 dGH
  • Brackish: No
  • Water Movement: Moderate
  • Water Region: Mid and Top

The Leopard Gourami Fish is a rare treasure. Also called the Spotted Climbing Perch, this is a beautiful and colorful species which could be a predator to many of the fish in your tank. As a bubble-nest builder, this fish requires a densely planted aquarium with a lot of plants that have hanging roots and also African driftwood. These fish are also known as a “climbing fish,” which means they are patient predators and will hide in the plants waiting for a meal to pass them by. This fish will do fine with tank mates of the same size or larger. Leopard fish love soft water, that is slightly acidic, and warm. These are a very slow-moving fish that will hang out in all areas of your aquarium and will live best when in small schools. It’s recognized below a number of totally different names, leopard bush fish, spotted ctenopoma, leopard ctenopoma, spotted climbing perch, spotted leaf fish, spotted cichlid or spotted bushfish. They are considered labyrinth fish, which means they breathe straight from the air with a lung-like labyrinth organ and need to have access to the water’s surface. If you proceed to breed this species, their complex bubble nests display impressive construction instincts.

Scientific Name: Ctenopoma Acutirostre

Adult Size of fish – inches: In the wild can easily reach 20 cm (8 in). In captivity a fish of 15 cm (6 in) cm is considered large.

Lifespan5 – 10 years.

Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy

Aquarist Experience Level: Intermediate