Trichogaster labiosa

Explanation of the symbols


Family : Osphronemidae
Origin : Burma, India
Length : 9 cm - 3.5"
Min.length aquarium : 100 cm - 40"
English name : Thick Lipped Gourami
Peaceful fish that you can keep in a community aquarium together with other peaceful fishes.  The aquarium should be planted densely.  A dark substrate brings out the colours of the fish.

He is omnivorous.  You should give them a great variety of live, frozen and dry food.

Breeding is easy.  A large bubblenest is made.  500 - 600 eggs are laid and fertilized in the nest.  After spawning the female should be removed.  The water height must be less then 20 cm (7.5").  After 2 days the first larvae leave the nest.  At that time the male should be removed as well.  When they are swimming free you can feed the young fishes with very fine infusoria and a few days later with Artemia-nauplii and fine crushed dry food.

Photo Credit

Jan Bukkems

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