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Chocolate Gourami


Family: Osphronemidae
Species: Sphaerichthys osphromenoides
Common Name: Chocolate Gourami
Size: Up to 2.75 inches (7 cm)
Habitat: ASIA: Sluggish waters in Borneo, Malaysia, and Sumatra.
Min Tank Size: 24" or 20 gallons.
Diet: Omnivorous, flake foods, frozen or live. Will also accept some fresh vegetables if in small enough pieces.
Behavior: Peaceful and timid, males are territorial.
Water: PH: 4.0 to 6.0, Temperature 79° to 88°F (26 to 31°C), dH range: 0 - 4
Care: Delicate, needs soft acidic water.
Communities: Best in a species tank. Can be kept with other small calm fish.
Suitability: Not for beginners. Hardest of the species to care for.

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