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The Mutant Goldfish
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The parameters for what qualifies as your "favorite labyrinth fish" is all up to you. Write down (linking is optional) on here what your favorite specie is. With that in mind: what's your favorite labyrinth fish? Mine is the Dwarf Gourami.

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Post InfoPosted 10-Oct-2008 01:47Profile Homepage AIM Yahoo PM Edit Report 
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id have to go for a giant gourmai they are sweet.
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Catfish/Oddball Fan
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I'm gonna top riri and say Redtail Giant Gourami, Osphronemus laticlavius.

Haha, just kidding. Pearl gouramis are the best. They just can't be matched, IMO.

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Post InfoPosted 11-Oct-2008 03:40Profile PM Edit Delete Report 
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here is a rare "twist"
luciocephalus pulcher, pearl pikehead gourami

Post InfoPosted 13-Oct-2008 05:58Profile PM Edit Delete Report 
Fish Master
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Of course, the Betta I have 7 of them. I also like the kissing gourami, I have one of those thats about 5 inches long =]

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Post InfoPosted 23-Feb-2010 23:34Profile Homepage AIM MSN PM Edit Delete Report 
Big E
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The good old paradisefish.

Post InfoPosted 08-Mar-2010 03:59Profile PM Edit Delete Report 
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Difficult for me to pick a "favourite", because several species recommend themselves for different reasons!

At the very small end of the scale, the Croaking Gouramis are frequently overlooked, and much to be recommended for people with small aquaria, provided you don't keep them with boisterous tankmates. There are two species, Trichopsis vittatus and Trichopsis pumilus, and both are recommended if you want something different (and tiny!).

Next up, amongst the Colisa species, the Honey Gourami, Colisa chuna, is the one I'd choose. Males are brilliant in breeding dress, and the species is relatively peaceful. If you want something slightly bigger, and a bit unusual, go for either Colisa labiosa, the Thick Lipped Gourami, or Colisa fasciata, the Indian Gourami.

Among the Trichogaster species, I'd have to run with Trichogaster leeri, the Pearl Gourami. Peaceful for its size, males are gorgeous in breeding dress, and what's more, this is a fish that becomes more beautiful with age.

Moving on to the bigger species, Trichogaster microlepis, the Moonlight Gourami, is, if you have the space for it, something decidedly different. Imposing size, with a strange sheen on its body that leads to the name, this is a big show fish for a 6ft aquarium that will make everyone stop and stare.

Finally, there are two oddballs to look out for, if you're an advanced aquarist, and don't mind exerting the effort to keep fishes that are of Discus levels of difficulty. One is Malpulutta kretseri, the Mottled Pointed-Tail Gourami, and the other is Sphaerichthys vaillanti, the Samurai Gourami. However, be warned that these are very definitely expert's fishes, and NOT for the beginner to keeping Gouramis!

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