Parasphaerichtys lineatus

27. August 2010

Once more we have the smallest anabatoid fish of the world in stock: Parasphaerichthys ocellatus, the mini chocolate gorami. This tiny species hardly reaches 2 cm in length. In contrast to all other chocolate gouramis this is a bubblenester builder (all others are mouthbrooders) and should be kept and bred in harder, slightly alcalic water (all other chocolate gouramis need soft, acidic water).

The sexes are hardly to tell apart, except during the breeding season. Then the male changes its coloration drastically and becomes bright orange-yellow.

Tankmates (which, however, must be also small and peaceful, for example Microdevario nana, Microrasbora spp or Celestichthys spp. are suitable) will not be harmed. This is also true for conspecifics. Despite the small size of the fish it is recommended to keep them in larger tanks and in groups. Here all their fascinating behaviour can be observed.

For our customers: the fish have code 441212 on our stocklist.Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Parasphaerichthys: ancient Greek, means “similar to Sphaerichthys”. Sphaerichthys is another genus of fish. lineatus: Latin, means “lined”, referring to the coloration.

Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Burma
Verfügbare Größe in cm 1-2