|Care Level: Easy|
|Water Conditions: 72-78° F, KH 4-8, pH 6.0-7.0|
|Max. Size: 1½"|
|Color Form: Blue, Clear, Green, Red|
|Compatibility: View Chart|
|Origin: Cambodia, Captive-Bred, Farm Raised, Thailand|
The Sparkling Gourami, or Pygmy Gourami as it is called sometimes, is one of the smallest members of the labyrinth fish family. The body of this gourami resembles that of a female or juvenile Betta and it's definitely smaller than we would expect in a Gourami. The reason why this tiny anabantid is called "Sparkling" is because of its coloration; his body and eyes appear iridescent under adequate lighting.
The Sparkling makes a great addition to any successful, established and cycled fish tank. The Sparkling Gourami is a delicate fish however, and even though it is easy to keep, water parameters should be watched closely. This tiny fish is a good candidate for a small tank, preferably well planted and with plenty of hiding spaces. The Sparkling Gourami is a shy little fish, and should not be kept with aggressive or considerably bigger tank mates. Contrary to the other types of gouramis, the Sparkling may be kept in multiple numbers in the aquarium with little aggression and does not require to be kept in schools.