Featured Brands

Dwarf red gourami
Dwarf red gourami

Scientific Name: Colisa lalia

Origin: India

Family: Anabantidae

Other Names: Dwarf Gourami

Technical Info

Temperature: 26 - 30 ℃

pH: 6.5 - 7

GH: 5 - 8

Max size: 6 cm

Min Tank size: 80 Ltr

Position in Aqua: Top swimmer



This sometimes timid fish is peaceful towards other species and a very good fish for the community aquarium together with other peaceful fishes. The aquarium should be well planted on the sides and the background. Use some floating plants as well to provide areas of shade. The substrate should be dark to bring out the colours of this fish. A regular changing of the water is necessary.



The fish is omnivorous. All kinds of food are accepted.



Breeding is easy. Up to 500 eggs are laid in a bubblenest. After spawning the female should be removed because the male will chase her and kill her. The male takes care of the nest. After 24 hours the eggs hatch and another day later the young fishes are swimming free. Now you should remove the male as well. You can feed the young fishes with small infusoria and sometimes later with baby brine shrimp.


Compatible with

Angelfish, Bala Sharks, Clown Loaches, Danios, Dwarf Cichlids, Large Tetras, Mollies, Platies, Rainbowfish



It is an ideal community fish that may become somewhat aggressive during courtship. Their delicate trailing pelvic fins are prone to being nipped, so avoid keeping them with known fin nippers.