Sphaerichthys selatanesis was officially described by Vierke in 1979. This small gourami grows to a maximum length of about five centimeters.
Keeping Sphaerichthys selatanensis
This species is also rare and is therefore almost never found in the aquarium. It is best to rely on the information from the natural biotope. The following values were measured there: pH 4.5 to 6, GH 0 to 1, KH 0 to 1 with a temperature between 26° and 29°Celsius. A densely planted aquarium is certainly recommended for this species. Unfortunately, little is known about how Sphaerichthys selatanesis should be kept. It is best to keep this species the way as Sphaerichthys osphromenoides.
Breeding Sphaerichthys selatanensis
In this species it is also the male that mouthbroods. Unfortunately, not much more is known. Very likely the reproduction, everything before and after, is the same as with Sphaerichthys osphromenoides.
Stefan vd Voort – Nederlandse Vereniging voor Labyrintvissen (original website no longer online)
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