|Common name||Pearl gourami, Lace gourami, Mosaic gourami
|Scientific name||Trichogaster leeri|
|Size||Up to 5" (12.5cm)|
|Origin||S.E. Asia: penisular Malaysia, Thailand, Borneo, Sumatra|
|Tank setup||Planted tank with gentle circulation and some floating plants|
|Compatibility||Normally quite peaceful, but may become territorial with other gouramies or similar fish.|
|Water chemistry||Not critical: soft to medium hard, pH 6.5-8.0|
|Feeding||Omnivorous, most foods accepted|
|Sexing||Males have a pointed dorsal fin and extended fin rays on anal fin.|
Males in breeding colour also show more red on the underside.
|Breeding||Bubble nest builder. Pairs may become aggressive towards tankmates when spawning.|
In full breeding colour, this fish is very striking and surely amongst the most beautiful of freshwater tropical fish.