Trichogaster chuna (Hamilton, 1822)
Honey gourami
Trichogaster chuna
photo by Mahalder, B.

Family:  Osphronemidae (Gouramies), subfamily: Trichogastrinae
Max. size:  13.7 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 25.4 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19
Distribution:  Asia: India and Bangladesh.
Biology:  Inhabits pools, ditches, inundated fields, ponds and beels (Ref. 1479). Occurs in rivers and lakes with vegetation (Ref. 41236). Aquarium keeping: minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 October 2009 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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