Giant gourami - Osphronemus goramy
Scientific name: Osphronemus goramy
Common name: Giant gourami
Usual size in fish tanks: 50 - 70 cm (19.69 - 27.56 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 25°N (71.43 - 446.43ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 20 - 30 °C (68 - 86°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Due to its size, you should keep Giant gouramis in large aquariums only. 1000 litres are the must if you want to keep this fish happy. In nature, the giant gourami grows up to 70cm and lives in the 10 metres depth. The tank should have a dark bottom with planted edges. Create empty places where it can swim easily. This fish doesn’t tend to be very aggressive in the adult age and it likes some company of a similar size and temperament.
Thanks to Richard Smith and Oliver. Other pictures were bought from jjphoto.dk by aqua-fish.net.