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Pearl Gourami's are also known as Lace Gourami. Provide some open swimming space plus some heavily planted areas. Males develop longer fins and become more colourful when in breeding condition.

Pearl Gourami's are popular with fish keepers due to their gentle nature, affordability, and hardiness. They can sometimes be territorial to other male gourami's, so in a smaller tank it's recommended to keep a single male. Native to Southeastern Asia and available in a wide variety of colours and patterns.

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Features of Pearl Gourami:

  • Silvery base body with fine white spots covering body and fins
  • Dark lateral band and elongated threadlike ventral fins
  • Mature males have a blushing of orange
  • Peaceful, docile fish that do well in community tanks
  • They swim in the top and middle levels of the tank 
  • Gourami's have a unique labyrinth organ that they can swim to the surface to breathe air
  • Grows up to 12cm

The Best Aquarium Size for Pearl Gourami's:

The minimum tank size for Pearl gourami's is 120L. Increase the tank size whenever you add new fish and live plants. Opt for an elongated tank shape. Also, the tank must have a lid to avoid them jump out of the tank.

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Pearl Gourami's are compatible with most similar-sized, peaceful species. Avoid boisterous or fin-nipping fish. Great tank mates include:


Pearl Gourami's will accept all types of live, frozen, and dry foods. Feed flakes, and pellets, as well as frozen and live foods such as bloodworms, mosquito larvae, brine shrimp, and daphnia.

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Pearl Gourami Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration for Pearl Gourami's

filtration system is necessary for removal of waste and debris. Gourami's do not like fast or strong water flow. Opt for an aquarium filter suitable for your fish tank size that cleans effectively, but offers the ability to reduce flow. If water current is to strong, use sturdy aquarium plants and ornaments to create areas of reduced water current for refuge.

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Aquarium Lighting for Pearl Gourami's

Ensure the lighting is subdued. Light is necessary for the photosynthesis required for the health and growth of all aquarium plants. LED aquarium lighting with dimmable functions enable to you set the appropriate lighting

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Aquarium Heater for Pearl Gourami's

This fish enjoy temperatures between 23 - 27° C. If you are unable to maintain this temperature naturally, use an aquarium heater. Aquarium heaters also stabilize water temperatures.  A thermometer is recommended to monitor the water temperature.

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Aquarium Plants for Pearl Gourami's

Pearl Gourami's prefer a planted aquarium to swim in and around the foliage, as well as floating plants that subdue intense lightingGourami's are known to eat plants, so you should add resilient plants with firmer leaves to the tank. Naturally found in heavily vegetated swamps.

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Aquarium Decorations for Pearl Gourami's

Decorations of personal preference can be used in aquarium with Pearl gourami's. Ensure there is structure for your Gourami's to hide and rest around that breaks up water flow. Rock and driftwood mimic natural environments, while resin ornaments add character and design to an aquarium.

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Aquarium Substrate for Pearl Gourami's

Use sand or a dark, fine gravel for the tank’s substrate. If keeping a planted aquarium, consider the use of nutrient rich substrates such as aqua-soils.

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