Pseudosphromenus cupanus (Cuvier, 1831)
Spiketail paradisefish
Pseudosphromenus cupanus
photo by Ramani Shirantha, R.R.A / Department of Wildlife Conservation, Sri Lanka

Family:  Osphronemidae (Gouramies), subfamily: Macropodusinae
Max. size:  7.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish; pH range: 6.5 - 7.80000019073486; dH range: 15
Distribution:  Asia: India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malay Peninsula and Indonesia. Reported from Bangladesh (Ref. 1479).
Biology:  Often found in ditches, paddy fields and shallow water not far from tidal influence (Ref. 1479). Prefer stagnant or slow-flowing water with thick vegetation such as grasses, roots and floating plants. Feed on insects and zooplankton. A bubble nest builder.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 11 August 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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