• Mondschein-Fadenfisch im Zoo Zürich.

Moonlight gourami

Trichopodus microlepis

Closest relativesPerch family, labyrinth fish
HabitatPlant-rich tributaries, ponds and swamps
Behaviourterritorial, defend their territory
DietPlankton, insects, small crabs, snails and worms
Body lengthup to 13 cm
SpawnMales build a nest of plant material and foam bubbles at the water surface in the middle of the hunting area. The female lays the eggs under the nest, then the eggs ascend into the nest and are covered with mucus by the male.
UseFood fish, fishkeeping
Current statusstable


Verbreitungskarte Mondschein-Fadenfisch