Common Name(s)
Blue gourami, three spot gourami
Scientific Name
Trichopodus trichopterus
Family
Osphronemidae
Origin
China, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar
Temperament
Usually peaceful. See notes.
Maximum Size
6 inches max, usually a little smaller
Minimum Tank Size
40 gallon
Tank Setup
Nothing in particular. Just no fast moving water.
Tank Region
Middle-top
Diet
Omnivore
Breeding
Bubble nester
Compatibility
Best kept with other robust fish like barbs, danios, loaches, and Americana cichlids
Ease of Keeping
Easy
Care
pH: Doesn't matter; Temperature: 71-82 Fahrenheit
Often sold as a community fish, which some can be, but all individuals are different. Some can be peaceful, some will be more aggressive depending on their personality.
Blue variant:
blue gourami.JPG

Gold variant:
Golden_gourami.jpg

By Pharaoh Hound at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16513813
Opaline variant:
Female_Opaline_Gourami.jpg

By Waglenic at en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=16449360

There is also a platinum variant, unfortunately we do not have a pic of one available.

Males have longer anal and dorsal fins.
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