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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?

  • Biological filtration is a must in fish ponds!
  • Spirulina-based fish food is recommended for every fish including even carnivores.
  • Some aquariums may run without a filter if the plants can process fish excrements.
  • Underwater aquarium lights look nice, but may be useless for fish as they expect the light come from top levels.
  • Sera goldy Color fish food is recommended when your Goldfish aren’t coloured as expected (also ensure that water quality is good).

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