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Blood Lily Gourami


The Blood Lily Gourami is an extremely attractive color-morph of the Dwarf Gourami Trichogaster lalius. It is one of the more "solid" colored varieties. The solid bright red on most of the body is contrasted by a brilliant blue dorsal fin. It notably lacks the vertical striping on the body and fins as found on its parentage. It was developed by breeders selectively pairing specimens for these desirable characteristics and strengthening them over several generations. This magnificent fish makes an outstanding show specimen for the aquarium.

The Blood Lily Gourami can be housed with a variety of tank mates that are of similar size and temperament. While males can be territorial with each other, they become timid around other, more aggressive fish. The ideal tank set-up would be an aquarium of a minimum of 20 gallons and have plenty of live plants as well as rocks and driftwood for use as hiding places.

A varied diet is very important to the dwarf gourami, which is an omnivore that prefers both algae-based foods and meaty foods. An algae-based flake food, along with freeze-dried bloodwormstubifex, and brine shrimp, will provide these fish with proper nutrition.

Ideal Temp : gouramis tolerate fairly high temperatures. Temperatures of 80 °F (27 °C) are easily tolerated.

pH : 6.0-7.5