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Gourami - Gold

Discussion in 'Labyrinth' started by clareriley, Feb 23, 2006.

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  1. clareriley

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    Common name: Gold Gourami

    Scientific name: Trichogaster trichopterus

    Family: Osphronemidae

    Origin: Thailand, Borneo

    Maximum size: 4-6 inches

    Minimum Tank size: 25 gallons

    Temperature: 70-88 degrees

    Care: They are pretty hardy fish and often sold to beginners if they want the larger fish. These fish are considered good community animals but they are not as peaceful as the other gouramis. They have been known to attack smaller fish. They can also be territorial when they get large. They coexist better when they live with others of their kind. A planted tank is a better choice for these fish.

    Feeding: will accept bloodworm, brine shrimp, flaked and granular food.

    Sexing: The male has a longer and more pointed dorsal fin.

    Breeding: Like most fish in this family, the Gold Gouramis are bubble nest builders.

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  2. st24rsap

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    Thought id post a few pics of my Gold Gourami's

    This one i think is the slightly larger male due to the longer and more pointed dorsal fin
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    Heres the other that i belive to be the smaller female due to its more rounded dorsal fin and much fatter body
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