From the article: Moonlight Gourami
Have you kept a Moonlight Gourami? If so, share your experiences about care, habitat, feeding and breeding of Moonlight Gouramis. Your knowledge could help other owners! Share Your Experiences
10 years plus!!!
- I've had my Moonlight Gourami for over 10 years. She's just starting to show signs of aging, ie. mottled look to skin, a bit more letharghic and her spine is rounding out now (like aged neons). Saying that, she's still eating fine, and her buoyancy is as it should be. She does take more surface air, I've noticed. About every 40 seconds. She used to cruise around the tank more, but now prefers to just hang amongst the plants or goes to the bubble shower corner where there is also the in-flow from the filter. I don't use a spray bar as I prefer the quietness of an underwater return and the fish like to take turns swimming against the current it produces. I also have a Pleccy of the same age with Neons, Harlequins, and Zebras intermittently. I was surprised to read that the Moonlight's life expectancy is only 4 years. I consider myself extremely lucky as she's been an absolute pleasure to keep.
- —Guest Shellbell
Love my moonie!
- My moonlight is my favorite Gourami. She is about 6 yrs old, gets along great with all of my other fish, and is the most playful in the tank. She takes any loose vegetation in the tank she can find (java ferns are a favorite) and carries it around in her mouth, dropping it off somewhere and picking it back up like a dog playing fetch. Moonlights are a must-have in my opinion.my moonlight is my favorite Gourami. she is about 6 yrs old, gets along great with all of my other fish, and is the most playful in the tank. she takes any loose vegetation in the tank she can find (java ferns are a favorite) and carries it around in her mouth, dropping it off somewhere and picking it back up like a dog playing fetch. moonlights are a must-have in my opinion.
- —Guest deebo
Moonlight Gouramiat 90mm
- When kep in a 800x400x200 tank brightly led lit with natural plants it would kill angel fish and other Gouramis. Now in a 117cm deep by 50cm hex tank, dimmer lights, lots of plastic plants. Now tolerates Angels and a Keyhole but its hard to feed the others, not shy never hides.
- —Guest roy
- I have had my moonlight gourami for 5 years and I got it from someone who had if for 2 years. It lived in a 55g tank for 7years and is at 7" in size. It has been moved into a 90g tank now with its tank mates. It is a pretty mellow fish and does not bother the other fish.
- —Guest Rachel
- I have spotless Blue Gourami pair they eat very less as compared to other species
- —Guest adu
- Have kept moonlight gourami, beautiful fish, until I added angel fish. Constantly attacked, ripping their fins, so I put him in my other tank with x ray tetra and scissor fish. Now all is fine.
- —Guest steve