Snakeskin Gourami - Trichogaster pectoralis Trichogaster pectoralis
Snakeskin Gourami


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Snakeskin Gourami - Trichogaster pectoralis

Species name: Trichogaster pectoralis

Synonym: Trichogaster pectoralis

Common name: Snakeskin Gourami

Family: Belontiidae

Order: Perciformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 25 cm / 10 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: Southeast Asia

Temperament: Peaceful

Company: Trichogaster pectoralis (Snakeskin Gourami) is suitable for community aquariums. Do not keep adult specimens together with small fish.

Water parameters: Temperature 23-28˚C / 73-82˚F; pH 6.0 – 8.0

Aquarium setup: They require a large aquarium tank. The aquarium tank should be heavily planted and contain floating plants. Avoid heavy circulation.

Feeding: This Gourami species accepts flake food.

Breeding: Breeding Trichogaster pectoralis (Snakeskin Gourami) requires a large aquarium. The males build bubble nest on the surface among plants. The spawning can be triggered by raising the water temperature in the aquarium and lowering the water levels to 4 inches/ 20 cm. the male will guard the eggs and fry until they become free swimming.

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Snakeskin Gourami - Trichogaster pectoralis