Moonlight Gourami (Trichogaster microlepis)

Also known as Golden Blue Gourami, Golden Gourami, Moon Gourami, Moonbeam Gourami, Pearl Gourami

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Also known as Golden Blue Gourami, Golden Gourami, Moon Gourami, Moonbeam Gourami, Pearl Gourami.

Found close to vegetation in sluggish standing waters of ponds and swamps.
They feed on crustaceans, aquatic insects and zooplankton.
Length - 13cm
Depth - ?m
Widespread Asia

Popular in the aquarium trade. Ref: http://www.fishbase.org/summary/4729

1 comment

  1. Posted by Aimee Roke
    January 24, 2020 at 02:36 am - 1 person found this useful.

    The pictured fish is not a moonlight gourami. The moonlight gourami and the gold/three-spot gourami are not the same breed. Gold/Three-spot gourami are trichogaster leeri, moonlight is correctly named above a T. Microlepsis, named for the small scales that give the moonlight gourami its shimmering silver color. Moonlight gouramis do not vary widely in color, but three-spot gouramis do - comprising blue, gold, opaline varieties.

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