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Thick lip gourami - Trichogaster labiosus

Thick lip gourami - Trichogaster labiosus

Scientific name: Trichogaster labiosus

Common name: Thick lip gourami

Family: Osphronemidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 7 - 9 cm (2.76 - 3.54 inch)

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Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 10°N (71.43 - 178.57ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 28 °C (71.6 - 82.4°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: peaceful

Usual place in the tank: Top levels

Feeding

Flakes as well as other commonly used food; granules, bloodworms, beef heart, etc.

Sexing

Males are more coloured than females.

Breeding

Bubble-nest builders. Plants such as Pistia are appreciated, since it will help the nest to be stable. The male builds a nest and guards the fry.

Lifespan

Usually about 3 years.

Pictures

Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dkThick lip gourami, picture 1 Thick lip gourami, picture 2 Thick lip gourami, picture 3 Thick lip gourami, picture 4

Did you know?

  • Are your fish fat? Feed them less, it’s good for their health!
  • Water changes along with reasonable amount of live foods usually act as trigger of breeding.
  • Sera goldy flakes are recommended food for Goldfish, however ensure that your Goldfish have varied diet.
  • Cleaning a tank doesn’t mean you have to change all water and move your fish to a temporary tank! Rather perform 20% water changes weekly!
  • Fishkeepers often run tanks with high general hardness (also called total water hardness, dGH) without knowing this. High water hardness is not good for most fish, you may decrease it by using ordinary water filter.

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