The scientific name of this, the smallest member of the genus Colisa, has oscillated over time, with current opinion settling on Colisa chuna. The Honey Gourami is different from the other Colisa species in that it lacks oblique body bands. Males in nuptial coloration are particularly impressive, especially when they “stand on their tails” during courtship displays. Golden, peach, and mottled varieties are frequently available.
Other common name
- Honey Dwarf Gourami
- Colisa sota
- Tnchogasterinae (classified as Trichogastnnae by some authors)
- Northeastern India and Bangladesh.
- Up to 2 3/4in (7cm), but generally smaller.
- Peaceful, retiring; should not be kept with boisterous tankmates. Diet: Most foods accepted.
- Heavily planted, tranquil, with surface vegetation and adequate shelter. Water chemistry not critical. Temperature range: 72-82 F (22-28 C).
- Male builds good bubble nest, and guards the eggs and newly hatched fry. Hatching takes about 1 day.