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Dwarf Honey Gouramis and Discus make Great Community Fish!
Dwarf Gouramis are freshwater fish belonging to the family Belontidae and are commonly called labyrinth fish and sometimes anabantoids. Gouramis are known to have the amazing ability to gulp air from the surface of the water. These fish possess a unique labyrinth organ or breathing organ behind the head that allows them to extract oxygen from the air, supplementing oxygen attained through their gills. This characteristic makes them a bit hardier for beginners.
Gouramis are normally categorized into Dwarf Species and Larger Species and they can get quite large! Dwarf Gouramis are native to India, Burma, and Borneo and have been selectively bred to achieve incredible color forms. In particular Dwarf Honey Gouramis are great with discus fish and many discus hobbyists add them to the mix. One such species is the Dwarf Honey Gouramis.
In general Dwarf Gouramis are available in yellows, reds, and blues, making them a colorful and diverse addition to almost any discus aquarium but they are happiest surrounded by live aquarium plants.