Cobalt Blue Gourami
Dwarf Cobalt Blue Gourami
Native Location: Northern India, Bangladesh & Pakistan
Maximum Size: Adult males reach 3″ (7.5cm) in the home aquarium while females tend to be a little smaller at only 2.4″ (6cm).
Temperament: Community with caution.
Diet: Omnivorous, readily accept most foods.
Temperature Range: 72–82°F (22-27°C)
Preferred pH Range: 6.0 – 7.5
Minimum Aquarium size: 60l is the absolute minimum for a pair with no other fish present. Can be housed in a smaller aquarium as an individual.
Potential Tank mates: Small Tetra species are the perfect tank mate. Various loaches and catfish are also compatible.
Care Level: Moderate.
The Cobalt Blue Dwarf Gourami is one of several colour strains that have become popular in the home aquarium trade. With the vibrant strong and almost neon blue is complimented by thin subtle stripes. Healthy examples are arguably just as beautiful as any marine fish.
While we regard these fish as community safe, we must acknowledge their tendency to be territorial. Adequate space and hiding places must be provided to encourage a peaceful environment. It is also wise to avoid housing two males together in a smaller aquarium. Like other species from this family, it is common for them to target other long finned fish like Betta. We recommend keeping a single male or a breeding pair in aquariums 60l+ with lots of plants to provide the best environment.
Requiring little in the way of water flow, if you feel creative, you can set up some very interesting displays with lots of wood and large plants. This will provide the ideal environment for breeding. The reduced water movement allows for the bubble nest to be created for eggs to remain until fry are free swimming. For the best chance of success, we recommend reducing the water level in your aquarium to create a space above the water and below the hood. This is vital for fry to develop the labyrinth organ for which is used for breathing air above the surface of the water.
If you are looking for a centrepiece fish for a small aquarium then look no further that the Dwarf Cobalt Blue Gourami. You will be in for a treat.
All our fish are quarantined for two weeks on arrival, treated as a precaution for any diseases and given a full health check prior to entering our display tanks in store.