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Sphaerichthys acrostoma

Family: Osphronemidae
Species: Sphaerichthys acrostoma
Common Name: Large Chocolate Gourami
Size: Up to 4 inches (10 cm) usually smaller.
Habitat: ASIA: Southern Borneo.
Min Tank Size: 20 gallon for a single specimen.
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: 5.0 to 7.5, Temperature 75° to 79°F (24 to 26°C), dH range: 4 - 8
Care: Delicate, needs soft acidic water.
Communities: Best in a species tank. Can be kept with other small calm fish.
Suitability: Not for beginners.

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