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Sphaerichthys Vaillanti (Samurai Gourami)

Sphaerichthys Vaillanti (Samurai Gourami)

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Wild Caught Samurai Gourami (Sphaerichthys Vaillanti)

Found and collected in Indonesia

Sphaerichthys Vaillanti is a species of freshwater fish belonging to the family Osphronemidae and the genus Sphaerichthys. These fish are generally shy and introverted, especially when you first receive them. In this species, the females are actually the more striking and beautiful ones when they color up. Similar to the chocolate gouramis, they are mouthbrooders and the females will be the ones to hold onto the eggs.


Difficulty: Intermediate to expert
temperament: Peaceful
Temperature: 75-82°F (24-28°C)
pH: 4.0-6.5
Hardness: Soft to moderately soft (0-10 dH)
Tank size: Minimum of 20 gallons, but larger tanks are preferable for better water stability.
Substrate: Use a dark substrate to mimic the fish's natural habitat and add plants and driftwood to provide hiding places.
Filtration: Use a gentle filter with low flow to avoid stressing the fish.
Lighting: Low to moderate lighting is recommended, as the fish prefer dimly lit environments.
Water changes: Perform regular partial water changes of 20-30% every two weeks.
Tankmates: Samurai gouramis are peaceful fish, so they can be kept with other peaceful fish of similar size and water parameters. Avoid keeping them with aggressive or fin-nipping fish. Avoid big fast moving fish like tetras and rasboras as they will eat most of the food. 

It is also important to note that crossband chocolate gouramis are sensitive to water quality and require a well-maintained aquarium. Proper diet and regular water testing are essential for their health and longevity.

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