Keeping the Opaline Gourami | Episode 204

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The opaline gourami is a beautiful, easy to keep fish.

The opaline gourami is a beautiful, easy to keep fish.

Opaline Gourami

 

 

I hadn’t kept these fish since I was just getting started with aquariums in the late 1970s. Shows you how long I’ve been keeping fish.

The Opaline Gourami is an easy fish to keep in the aquarium.

The ph can be from 6.0 to 8.0.

Temperatures in the ’70s are fine up to about 82 degrees.

It’s an omnivore – so give it a good mixed flake or pellet food

Start out with a tank no smaller than 20 gallons and be prepared to grow with the fish. I keep mine in a 55.

They like plants and hiding places. Live plants are a bonus.

They get along well with other community fish – but beware of fin nippers like tiger barbs. Opalines will get more aggressive as they get larger.

This fish breeds with bubble nests created by the male, which will have a longer dorsal fin than the female. It’s considered one of the easier fish to breed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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