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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.


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Did you know?

  • Vary diet of your fish, you too wouldn’t like same meal day after day.
  • Pond de-icers are not capable of heating your pond, however are handy if a pond is about to freeze.
  • Aquatic snails may destroy bubble nests and eat eggs, however they also eat dead fish and uneaten food.
  • Ceramic rings don’t need to be changed in your filter too often; Their purpose is biological filtration.
  • General hardness (total water hardness) can be lowered by using ordinary water filters. However, mineralisation will be required if your water filter removes most minerals.

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