Gold Gourami - Trichogaster trichopterus
Blue Gourami, White Gourami
Species name: Trichogaster trichopterus
Synonym: Labrus trichopterus; Trichopodus trichopterus; Trichopus trichopterus
Common name: Blue Gourami
Maximum size: 12 cm / 5 inches
Origin: Southeast Asia
Company: Trichogaster trichopterus (Blue, gold, white gourami) is suitable for community aquariums.
Water parameters: Temperature 23-28˚C / 73-82˚F; pH 6.0 – 8.8
Aquarium setup: They will accept most living conditions but prefer a well planted aquarium tank with some floating plants on the surface. Avoid heavy circulation as this will prevent spawning. Blue, Gold and White Gourami are all color morphs of the same species.
Feeding: They will accept latterly anything you can think about feeding them including oatmeal.
Breeding: This species breeds willingly. They are bubble nest builders and the males build their nests among plants on the surface of the aquarium. Lowering the water levels and raising the temperature can help trigger spawning. The male guards the nest and the eggs and fry in it.
Picture of Blue Gourami - Trichogaster trichopterus. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
Trichogaster trichopterus - Gold Gourami picture. Copyright www.jjphoto.dk
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