Neon Blue Gourami | Dwarf | Adult
- Minimum Tank Size: 15 gallons (57 L)
- Substrate Type: Any
- Lighting Needs: Moderate – normal lighting
- Temperature: 71.6° to 82.4° F (22.0° to 28.0° C)
- Range ph: 6.0-7.5
- Hardness Range: 4-10 dGH
- Brackish: No
- Water Movement: Moderate
- Water Region: Mid & Top areas of the aquarium.
The Neon Blue Gourami is a captive-bred color morph of the favored Dwarf Gourami, the Neon Blue Gourami is a peaceful and shy fish. If you have a pair of them, the two fish will swim together. Dwarf Gourami’s 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. This species is usually peaceful and can be kept with other species that are not too large or aggressive. Other brightly colored species can sometimes cause male gourami’s to become aggressive as they are mistaken for rivals. Peaceful, small schooling fish are suitable tank mates as well as most bottom-dwelling fish. Some potential tankmates may include cardinal tetra, or neon tetra.
Scientific Name: Colisa Lalia
Adult Size of fish – inches: 4
Lifespan: 5 years – They have a lifespan of 3 to 5 years.
Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy
Aquarist Experience Level: Beginners