Trichopsis pumila (Arnold, 1936)
Pygmy gourami
photo by Baesler, S.

Family:  Osphronemidae (Gouramies), subfamily: Macropodusinae
Max. size:  4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 7; dH range: 5 - 19
Distribution:  Asia: Thailand (Ref. 6459) and Laos (Ref. 30857) to Indonesia (Ref. 4537).
Biology:  Occurs in ditches, small ponds, and peats. Most common in standing or stagnant water that has a dense cover of floating plants and may sometimes has low oxygen levels. Feeds on zooplankton and aquatic insects (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 13 March 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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