Sphaerichthys acrostoma

24. February 2017

The Golden Chocolate Gourami may be the least attractive of all Chocolate Gouramis in respect of coloration, but it is nevertheless a very interesting species. The fish is the rarest of all Chocolate Gouramis as well in the hobby as in the wild. So we are very glad in case we are able to offer it.

The species is a mouthbrooder, the male cares for the eggs. Females develope a dark spot behind the head during displaying and can be also recognized by the vertical stripes over the yellowish belly. Males, on the other hand, can show a hoizontal stripe on the body. 

In contrast to the other species of chocolate gourami, Sphaerichthys acrostoma seems to be rather peaceful against conspecifics; at least they can be often observed swimming around in small groups. This species attains a maximum length of about 5 cm.

For our customers: the fish have code 455703 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer