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Pearl Gourami (Trichopodus leerii)

Pearl Gourami (Trichopodus leerii)

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Experience the elegance of Pearl Gouramis! Known for their shimmering beauty and peaceful demeanor, these graceful fish are a captivating addition to any aquarium. Explore our exquisite collection of Pearl Gouramis and bring timeless sophistication to your aquatic oasis today!

Care Guide for the Pearl Gourami:

Tank Setup:

  1. Tank Size: Provide a tank of at least 20 gallons for a pair or small group of Pearl Gouramis.
  2. Aquascape: Use live plants such as Java ferns, Anubias, and floating plants to provide cover and replicate their natural habitat. Driftwood and rocks can also be added for hiding spots.
  3. Substrate: Use fine gravel or sand substrate, as Pearl Gouramis like to sift through the substrate in search of food.

Water Parameters:

  1. Temperature: Keep the water temperature between 75°F to 82°F (24°C to 28°C).
  2. pH: Maintain a slightly acidic to neutral pH level between 6.5 to 7.5.
  3. Water Hardness: Keep the water moderately hard, with a dGH range of 5-15.
  4. Filtration: Provide gentle filtration as Pearl Gouramis prefer slow-moving water. Consider adding a sponge filter or adjusting the flow of your filter to create a gentle current.


  1. Diet: Offer a varied diet, including high-quality flake or pellet food supplemented with live or frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, and daphnia. They also enjoy nibbling on algae and plant matter.
  2. Feeding Frequency: Feed small amounts twice a day, only what they can consume within a few minutes.

Behavior and Compatibility:

  1. Peaceful Nature: Pearl Gouramis are peaceful fish and can be kept in community tanks with other peaceful species of similar size.
  2. Tankmates: Good tankmates include other peaceful community fish such as tetras, rasboras, gouramis, and peaceful barbs. Avoid aggressive or fin-nipping species.
  3. Social Behavior: Pearl Gouramis are social and can be kept as a single pair or in a small group.


  1. Water Changes: Perform regular water changes of 25-30% weekly to maintain water quality and keep nitrate levels low.
  2. Tank Cleaning: Clean the substrate during water changes to remove debris and waste.
  3. Monitoring: Keep an eye on water parameters regularly using a test kit to ensure they remain within the acceptable range.


  1. Breeding Setup: Provide floating plants and a well-planted tank with subdued lighting to encourage spawning behavior.
  2. Spawning Behavior: Pearl Gouramis build bubble nests at the water's surface, where the male will entice the female to lay eggs.
  3. Fry Care: Once eggs are laid, remove the adults as they may eat the eggs. The fry will hatch in 24-48 hours and can be fed infusoria or commercially available fry food until they are large enough to accept crushed flake food.

By following these care guidelines, you can create a suitable environment for your Pearl Gouramis and enjoy their beauty and peaceful nature in your aquarium.

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