Scientific Name: Trichopodus trichopterus
Common Name: Silver Gourami, Platinum Gourami
Adult Size: 5 - 6 inches
Life Expectancy: 4- 6 years
Habitat: This gourami has been developed in captivity for the aquarium trade, first appearing in 1970. Breeders selectively paired individuals for their desired coloration and strengthened it over several generations.
Minimum Tank Size: 35 gallon
Ideal Tank Conditions:
- Temperature Range: 73.0 to 82.0° F
- pH Range: 6.0-8.8
- Hardness Range: 5 - 35
Diet & Nutrition: Omnivore; will generally eat all kinds of live, fresh, and flake foods. To keep a good balance give them a quality flake or pellet food as the base to the diet. Supplementation should include white worms, blood worms, brine shrimp, or any other suitable substitute. Fresh vegetables can be offered as well.