The three species belonging to the genus Trichopsis are capable of producing croaking sounds, hence the common names of this species and T. vittatus (Croaking Gourami). All three are slender species with pointed snouts resembling some of the Parosphromenus species, to which they are related. The Dwarf Croaking Gourami is, reportedly, capable of hybridizing with T. schalleri, with the resulting offspring being fertile.
Other common name
- Pygmy Croaking Gourami
- Trichopsis pumila
- Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.
- Up to 1 1/2in (4cm).
- Peaceful; must not be kept with boisterous tankmates.
- Wide range of foods accepted.
- Heavily planted, with caves or other shelters and dark substratum. Water should be close to the soft, acid end of the chemistry spectrum. Temperature range: 77-82F (25-28 C).
- Bubble nest of variable quality is built, and the eggs and newly hatched fry are guarded by male. Hatching takes about 2 days.