Snakeskin Gourami Fish
a.k.a. Pygmy Gourami, Green Croaking Gourami, Purring Gourami
Size: max up to 8" pH: 6.0 - 7.0 Temp: 72 -78F Origin: Cambodia, Thailand
Additives: Freshwater Essential found at Aquarium Additives
Food: New Life Spectrum "Surface Feeder Formula" found at Fish Foods
If you want to keep or breed the Snakeskin Gourami make sure you have a good sized aquarium. Not only does this fish get quite large in captivity, up to 8" (20 cm), but its spawns are also unusually large. There can be as many as 5,000 fry from a single spawning period. These are hardy fish but even better than that they are an exceptionally peaceful gourami, making them an excellent candidate for a community aquarium. Though not necessarily the most beautiful gourami they do have a rather striking appearance. Juveniles are especially notable, having strong zig-zag lines from the eye to the base of the tail.
Some labyrinth fish have voices!...and the Snakeskin Gourami is no exception. The fish has a kind of vocalization that sounds like croaking, or growling, or cracking tones. This is generally most pronounced during breeding or with territorial type behavior, but whether it has any special function is unknown.
Size at shipping: about 2" - SHIPS GREAT!
The minimum purchase of these fish is 2. We are not selling pairs or sexed fish. 2 is just a minimum purchase amount. If you only purchase 2 fish, you could a pair, you could also get 2 females, or 2 males. Please keep in mind that you may have losses due to transit or even during acclimation, so keep this in mind when ordering small quantities.