Giant Gourami Care Sheet

Giant GouramiAquarium Fish Care
SizeUsually up to 16 inches or 40 cm in home aquariums but almost double the size in huge aquariums and in the wild
OriginAsia-Borneo, Java, Sumatra and Thailand
Natural habitatSlow moving rivers, lakes and swamps, prefers heavy vegetation
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature68 - 86 ºF or 20 – 30 ºC
Water pH6.0 – 8.0 pH
Water Hardness5 - 25 dH
StrataTop to middle
Peaceful or AggressiveCan be considered to be moderately aggressive because of its size
Number of same species in one aquariumOnly two because of its size, unless you really have a huge aquarium
Minimum tank sizeAt least 40 gallons or 150 liters for every two fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withWhen enough space is available it can be combined with Silver Dollars, Knife Fish and Plecos
SexesMature males develop larger and pointed dorsal and anal fins
FoodOmnivorous-flake food and pellets supplemented with live or frozen blood worms or brine shrimp, also vegetables like spinach or lettuce, earthworms
BreedingEasy to breed but again a really huge aquarium is needed
Breeding temperature81 - 86 °F or 27 - 30 °C
Other namesCommon Gourami, True Gourami, Jumbo Gourami, or just Gourami
Scientific nameOsphronemus goramy
Other Scientific namesTrichopus goramy, Osphronemus gourami
Lifespan15 years and older

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