Albino Paradise GouramiCountry of Origin: 🇺🇸USA
Albino Paradise Gourami
The Albino Paradise Gourami is the albino version of the Paradise Fish found across Southeast Asia. You can find it in the eastern part of China, from the Yangtze River to the Pearl River Basin. You can also find it on Hainan Island and in Hong Kong.
Besides China, the Albino Paradise Gourami is also present in:
- Northern and central Vietnam
- Ryukyu Islands
- Northeastern Laos
This fish has distinctive pink, white, and blue stripes and pink eyes. It is a labyrinth fish, meaning it breathes directly from the air with its lung-like labyrinth organ. It also needs to have access to the water's surface. The male paradise fish tend to be larger than the female. They also have brighter color patterns and larger fins.
Like other Paradise fish, the Albino Paradise Gourami is very aggressive and is not good tankmates with other fish their size. In fact, it tends to rip tails and is sometimes known to kill smaller fish.
However, you can keep them with larger, non-aggressive fish species. Some options include Synodontis Catfish, Loricariid Catfish, Loaches, bigger Characins, sturdy Cyprinid species, and other Gouramis.
You can keep young Paradise fish in groups. However, the males will become combative with each other as they mature. Therefore, keep the males apart to prevent them from engaging in combat, locking jaws, and harming one another. The solution is to either keep a male and female pair in a separate tank or keep a group of females together.
Should you choose to create a community setting, ensure that the Albino Paradise Gourami is the dominant fish. Avoid keeping it with other robust fish that might compete with it for control. The two could fight or, if the other fish is larger and just as aggressive, the Paradise fish will hide and eventually succumb to stress.
Since this fish is an omnivore, it will settle for most meals. However, ensure that it eats a well-balanced diet to remain wholesome. Consider feeding it mosquito larva, flakes, and algae-based pellets. You could also supplement this with a few meaty meals, such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and white worms.
Are Paradise Gouramis aggressive?
The Albino Paradise Gourami is probably one of the most aggressive members of its species, even more aggressive than the Three-Spot Gourami.
How big do Albino Paradise Gouramis get?
While this fish can attain a size of 2.6 inches, it often grows to 2.2 inches
Scientific Name: Macropodus opercularis
Origin: East Asia
Breeding: Egg scatter
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be UPS Next Day Air unless otherwise noted. Processing fish for your order can take up to 2 business days. This is to ensure your fish and healthy, happy, and ready to be put in your tank when it arrives. We ship fish on Mondays- Wednesday (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping and ensure they are healthy prior to arrive at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensure they maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures the health and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only the continental United States.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.