The Dwarf Honey Red Gourami Fish, otherwise known as Colisa chuna, is another example of an omnivore Labyrinth Fish that needs access to the surface of your aquarium to breathe. This fish has been added to our inventory by popular demand, as they are sought after for their appealing small dwarf size. Both males and females share the same golden coloring, but the males tend to be more honey-red with prominent striping during courting and spawning.
They are a very peaceful fish, and are also not picky eaters. During spawning, the male will build a bubblenest and may become territorial toward other fish. Males should be removed from the tank after spawning and the females should be removed a couple days after hatching, as they will eat the fry. These fish prefer a heavily planted aquarium. These are an ideal addition to most community tanks with livebearers, Tetras, Danios, Rasboras, Rainbowfish, Loaches, Barbs, plecos, and most scavengers.
Size: Up to 2″
pH: 6.0 – 7.5, thrive at 6.8
Origin: Indian Rivers & SE Asia
Additives: Freshwater Essential found at Aquarium Additives
Food: New Life Spectrum “Community Fish Formula” found at Fish Foods Both male and female of this species are similar in color except the males become a more honey-red color and also have more We have found this species to be very easy to care for, and not very demanding.
Minimum purchase amount is 2 fish, but we recommend buying more. At the time of shipment, the fish will be about 1” or more.