Thick Lipped Gourami Care Sheet

Thick Lipped GouramiAquarium Fish Care
SizeUp to 3.5 inches or 9 cm
OriginIndia and South East Asia
Natural habitatSlower flowing streams and rivers
Fish HardinessEasy to keep
Water Temperature71.5 – 84 ºF or 22 - 29 ºC
Water pH6.0 – 7.5 pH
Water Hardness3 - 13 dH
StrataAll but mostly middle to top
Peaceful or AggressivePeaceful
Number of same species in one aquariumTwo or more , one male to one female
Minimum tank size10 gallons or 40 liters for every two fish
Community FishYes
Compatible withOther Gouramis and other peaceful fish species like Danios and Rasboras. Also Cory Cats, Plecos and Loaches
SexesMature males are more colorful and their fins are more prominent
FoodOmnivorous - flake food supplemented with live or frozen daphnia, blood worms or brine shrimp
BreedingRelatively easy to breed
Breeding temperature77 – 84 °F or 25- 29 °C
Other namesThick Lip Gourami, Thick-Lipped Gourami and various spelling forms
Scientific nameColisa labiosus
Other Scientific namesColisa labiosa, Trichogaster labiosa, Trichogaster labiosus
LifespanUp to 4 years

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