Paradise Fish Care Sheet

Paradise FishAquarium Fish Care
SizeUp to 2.5 inches or 6 cm
OriginAsia – China, Taiwan, Korea, Vietnam and other East Asian countries
Natural habitatSlow moving streams and swamps
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature61 - 81 ºF or 16 - 27 ºC
Water pH6.0 – 8.0 pH
Water Hardness4 - 20 dH
StrataTop to middle
Peaceful or AggressiveAggressive
Number of same species in one aquariumOne male and one female, two males in a small aquarium will fight till one dies
Minimum tank size10 gallons or 405 liters for every pair of fish
Community FishNo
Compatible withOnly in a large enough aquarium can they be kept with Cory Cats, Plecos and Loaches
SexesMales are distinctively larger, more colorful and develop longer fins than females
FoodFlake food supplemented with live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp
BreedingRelatively easy to breed
Breeding temperature75 - 81 °F or 24 - 27 °C
Other namesParadise Gourami
Scientific nameMacropodus opercularis
Other Scientific namesLabrus opercularis, Macropodus concolor
Lifespan3 - 5 years

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