Honey Gourami

Honey Gourami Beginner Guide : Care, Size, & More

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hello, everyone Yellow is not the most common of colors in the aquarium hobby. But if that's what you're looking for then the diminutive honey gourami fits the bill with its striking deep yellow body color with a slight flame tinge along its fins. It is certainly a fish that stands out from the crowd and it has a lovely little character to boot. But what do they like to keep and what kind of setup do they need, while the original honey gourami hails from the waterways of India and Bangladesh, where they inhabit dark Shady Waters that are dense with vegetation, both living and dead and with plenty of overhead cover?



This being the case, they are very much a fish that likes being able to retreat from View, and they will spend about half of their time hidden away somewhere in the shadows of the tank and the other half out of the open. Looking for food, honey, garami. Also tend to spend most of their time in the mid-levels or near the surface of the tank, rather than towards the substrate, and so ideally you'll be wanting taller decorations or plants such as rotala or the longer crypto karani species. Anything really that is going to reach right up to the water surface. This will provide your fish with enough cover that they feel nice and safe, and so long as they do have somewhere to hide away.



Then Honeys are very easy to accommodate, as they only grow to a maximum length of about 2 inches and they're, also not especially active. Neither so a tank of 40 liters is absolutely fine for a pear or small group. Although speaking of group size generally, the advice around Honeys is to keep them with about four to six members of their own kind. But if I am perfectly honest, I have never found this to work for very long as soon as they reach breeding age and the males start setting up territories to impress the females, then I tend to find my little group becomes more of a little war zone With males constantly battling each other for the best spaces and picking on any females that enter into their territory, this can lead the females and the less dominant males to being harassed until they hide and refuse to come out in the open which isn't any fun for Anyone and so now I keep my Honeys in pairs that way they have company they can see. There is another member of their species with them, but there is less tension between them as they can easily get away from each other and break a line of sight.



If they need to, you can no doubt keep hunting your armies in a much larger group, as they are not actively aggressive towards each other. They don't hunt each other down or anything like that. Just make sure each has enough space to do its own thing without getting chased all the time, but as long as they are happy and not constantly squabbling with each other, then honey gourami are a very appealing little fish, as they have a really cute personality. They'Re. One of these fish that has a very pointed way of watching you through the glass they're, often right up at the front staring out with these puppy dog eyes that seem to be desperately trying to telepathically communicate with you instilling thoughts of feed the fish.

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In your mind, but while they do like the look out at you, Honeys don't have that very annoying frantic begging behavior that some species can develop. They'Re, always really quite calm and chill about it. But perhaps that calmness does somewhat portray their true nature and, like a lot of the gourami's Honeys, are masterful Hunters often prowling around in Dark Places, looking for something unlucky to eat. Fortunately, though, as the honey itself is a very small fish, so is their prey, and while they will happily remove any small, shrimp or fry that you don't want, they are completely harmless towards any full-grown fish, even the very smallest of the micro rasboras, making them perfectly Suitable for a community tank with other small fish and honey gourami are a surprisingly Hardy tropical species as well. They can be kept very comfortably in a wide range of temperatures from as low as 20 degrees, all the way up to 28 degrees, and they are very accommodating when it comes to pH happily living in very acidic water, with a pH as low as 5 or Going all the way up as high as 8.



, what they are not too fond of, though, is flow rate, while they are a very agile, swimmer, they're able to hover perfectly motionless, while they're hunting for insects or shrimplets amongst the foliage. They are not the strongest of swimmers and they really don't appreciate a strong flow in fast flowing water. You will usually find them hiding somewhere in an Eddy so that they don't get washed away, and so, if you do have a tank that has a fast flow in it, it's got a current. That is strong enough that you can see the fish are actively swimming against it then honey gourami are not the fish for you. A gentle current is fine and no current is fine as well, but they are not going to be happy living in a strong current.



All the time, but it is acceptable so long as it's not there all the time. I actually have a mini filter in this tank and when it's on full blast, it really gets the water moving, but I only put it on when I feel like it and never more than two hours at a time. I tank with this many plants in really doesn't need a filter, and I just like watching the water flow, sometimes, and so when I do want to put the water on the Honeys just have to duck out of the way and wait for the current to go Away, no doubt they're not very impressed by this, but it doesn't do them any harm, as it's only for a short period of time. Feeding your gourami is also a relatively pain-free task, as they are greedy little fish who will eat absolutely anything that will fit in their mouth. They are just a little bit slow about it and they can take a moment to even notice that there is food in the tank, especially if they're off in the plants of the time, and so, if you have very fast darting tank mates in there with them.



Danios tetras anything like that, then you will just need to make sure your Honeys are actually getting something to eat and not always arriving too late to get any scraps. Believe me, though, you will know when they've not had any food for a little while, because that's when the staring really begins. Overall, though, honey garami are a lovely species of fish to keep, they have both great character and that coveted, deep, yellow golden coloration and, of course, they're also very accommodating to different tank parameters because they originate from an area that's prone to flood waters and such making Them an ideal fish for most setups anywho.

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