Trichogaster labiosus
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Trichogaster labiosus

Common Names: Thick Lip Gourami
Synonyms: Colisa labiosa
Colisa labiosus
Family: Osphronemidae
Category: Labyrinth_Fish
Distribution: Asia; India.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Peaceful; Peaceful.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed with normal or vegetable flakes. Not demanding and easy to keep. Some hiding places among plants are recommended.
6 - 7.5
22°C - 28°C
72°F - 82°F
4 dH - 10 dH
Potential Size: Male: 9cm (3.5")
Female: 9cm (3.5")
Water Region: Middle, Surface; Middle-Surface
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males are brighter with an extended dorsal fin.
Breeding: A bubble nest builder. The Orange Thick Lipped Gourami makes an extremely large nest on the surface by blowing bubbles. The nest is very fragile and all filters should be turned off prior to the building of the nest. A shallow (&lt;30cm), warm (27°C) tank with a thin layer of dark gravel is recommended. Do not remove the parents as the nest is guarded by the male. The eggs are laid by the female when she is squeezed by the male in much the same way as the <a href="fighter.asp">Siamese Fighting F
Comments: Good for community tanks.
Main Colours: Red, Brown
Markings: Striped Vertical
Mouth: Upturned
Tail: Concave
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: Joe Potato
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