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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)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6 - 7.5

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

0°C 32°F30°C 86°F

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


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


Males are more coloured than females.


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.


Usually about 3 years.


Bought by 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?

  • Some cichlids such as Jack dempsey cichlid can live over 20 years if kept properly!
  • Corydoras fish shouldn’t be kept with aggressive species including big cichlids.
  • Many fish will lay eggs on a previously cleaned rock or plant – thus have these in your aquarium!
  • Aquarium snails need normal food too; Carrot is perfect for them, it’s also loved by many bottom dwellers.
  • Temperature might vary during the day just like it does in the wild. It is not uncommon to see the temperature climbing by 5°C and then returning to lower values at night.

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