Osphronemus goramy
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Osphronemus goramy

Common Names: Giant Gourami
True Gourami
Synonyms: Osphronemus gorami
Trichopus goramy
Family: Osphronemidae
Category: Labyrinth_Fish
Distribution: Asia; Asia.
Main Ecosystem: Swamp; Swamp
Temperament: Aggressive; Young fish may fight, but older fish can range from placid to temperamental. Will eat small fish.
Diet: Ominvore; Ominvore
Care: Easy to feed, the Giant Gourami will accept almost any food. Grows quickly. Plants are an important addition to the tank. Quite hardy.
6.5 - 8
20°C - 30°C
68°F - 86°F
15 dH - 25 dH
Potential Size: Male: 70cm (27.6")
Female: 70cm (27.6")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: The male has longer, extended anal and dorsal fins.
Breeding: Difficult due to size restrictions, but not impossible. The eggs are laid on a nest made from plants. Do not remove the parents.
Variants: Golden and true albino varieties are available.
Comments: Illegal for import to Australia. A few specimens that were brought here before the ban remain in the country. These fish are available in both wild coloration and a captive bred pinkish variation. Unfortunately, the pink variation is sometimes subjected to having neon pink dye injected into their flanks, creating numerous small spots. These unnatural dyes will be gradually removed by the fishes' body, and the dying process makes them more susceptible to diseases such as Lymphocystis.
Main Colours: Brown, Grey
Markings: Mottled
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
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