Thick lip gourami - Trichogaster labiosus
Scientific name: Trichogaster labiosus
Common name: Thick lip gourami
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.
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