The fish thrives in water that has been added aquarium salt. It has long whiskers and a high dorsal fin with an elongated silvery body.
3 8 cm 1 5 in often confused with the croaking gourami.
Small freshwater fish with whiskers. The freshwater drum is a rounded fish with a small tail and a silvery cast to its scales. Unfortunately common names can refer to more than one fish. Does not compete well with larger fish.
The truth is that there are lots of interesting and easy to care for cool fish that live in freshwater and can make a great addition to your freshwater aquarium. Juveniles will have stunning colors which fade as they mature. The silver body is covered in medium sized black spots and their dorsal and pectoral fins have sharp barbs that make handling and shipping in particular quite a task.
Since it is not an entirely freshwater fish juveniles will have to be gradually acclimated in entirely saltwater aquariums as they grow. One of the few freshwater aquarium fish that survive in cold water. It is a large round profiled silver humpbacked fish.
The freshwater drum is known for the rumbling and grunting sounds the males make to attract mates. Can live without aeration. Hunts and eats small shrimp.
When searching for information it is preferable to use the scientific name which is normally in latin. Most common variety is the blue paradise. Pygmy gourami sparkling gourami.
Most people mistakenly believe that exotic fish that have bright colors are only found in the depths of seas and oceans. Most people use common names when talking about aquarium fish. Most exotic and coolest freshwater aquarium fish.
Its mouth is located toward bottom of its face. The huge whiskers are the major attraction of this fish reaching all the way back to the caudal fin.