Fish Species

Dwarf Gourami

Dwarf Gourami - Description

The Dwarf Gourami is a peaceful fish that grows up to 5cm. Its body is translucent blue, with vertical reddish/orange stripes.

Like other Gouramis, it is a labyrinth fish so has the ability to breathe air through its labyrinth organ. It is also a bubble nest builder, the male will build the bubble nest and protects the eggs until the fry hatches.

Popular Name: Dwarf Gourami
Species: Trichogaster lalius

Profile of the Dwarf Gourami

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Dwarf Gourami species.

  • Size: Up to 5cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 6.0 to 8.0. Temp 25 to 28 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Algae Based Dried Food, Frozen Bloodworms and Brine Shrimp

  • Temperament: Peaceful Fish

  • Habitat: Lakes and slow moving stream with lots of vegetation

  • Behaviour: Good Community Fish

  • Range: Asia: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh

Scientific Classification of the Dwarf Gourami

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Trichogaster lalius

  • Popular Name: Dwarf Gourami - Red Dwarf Gourami - Striped Dwarf Gourami

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes 

  • Family: Osphronemidae


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Facts about Fish Species - Dwarf Gourami

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

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