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Moonlight gourami

Family: Osphronemidae
Species: Trichogaster microlepis
Common Name: Moonlight gourami
Size: Up to 5 inches (13 cm)
Habitat: ASIA: Cambodia and Viet Nam in the Mekong and Chao Phraya river basins.
Min Tank Size: 29 gallons.
Diet: Omnivore, will eat flake frozen and live foods.
Behavior: Peaceful to most other fish, can be aggressive to its' own kind.
Water: Temperature 77 to 86°F (25 30°C) pH range: 6.0 8.0; dH range: 2 - 25
Care: Easy, can be skittish if no hiding places are provided.
Communities: Good, not with small fish or many of its own kind.
Suitability: Good for all.

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