Honey Dwarf Gourami

Honey Dwarf Gourami

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Tank Level:


Minimum Tank Size:

10 Gallons





General water hardness:

6-13 dGH


72 - 82 F                 


Peaceful Community


The Honey Dwarf Gourami (Trichogaster chuna), also known as the Sunset Gourami, is a small species of gourami from northern India. They are characterized by their small bodies, playful demeanor, and brownish-gold scales. The males develop a bright yellow colouration when in breeding condition, while females generally stay more muted. The females develop a thick brown band across their bodies when in breeding condition. This listing is for juvenile honey gourami, approx. 1 inch across.

The Honey Dwarf Gourami is a great option for the beginner aquarist. Their small size (reaching 3 inches maximum) and peaceful demeanor make them great candidates for a peaceful community aquarium. They prefer water temperatures between 72 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep the pH neutral (7.0). A pair can be housed in an aquarium as small as 10 gallons, but these fish show better colouration in larger and well-planted aquariums. 

These fish are omnivores and will eat most commercially-available fish foods. For best colouration, we recommend alternating between high-quality frozen foods, flakes, and pellets. 

The Honey Dwarf Gourami loves having tankmates to interact with. They can be kept with any small, non-aggressive tankmates. These fish like to hang out near the surface of the water, so tankmates that occupy the mid-level and bottom of the aquarium are ideal. This gourami can be kept with adult dwarf shrimp species and snails with no issues.