Blue and Golden colour forms.
Photos © Sean Evans
|Common name:||Blue gourami, Two/Three-spot gourami, Opaline gourami, Gold gourami, etc.|
|Scientific name:||Trichogaster trichopterus|
|Size:||Up to 6" (15cm), but usually smaller.|
|Tank setup:||Planted tank with gentle circulation and some floating plants.|
|Compatibility:||Can be territorial with other gouramies, and sometimes with other tankmates.|
|Water chemistry:||Not critical: soft to medium hard, pH 6.0-8.5|
|Feeding:||Omnivorous, most foods accepted - use flake and granular foods as a staple supplemented with frozen/live foods.|
|Sexing:||Males have a pointed dorsal fin.|
|Breeding:||Bubble nest builder. Pairs may become aggressive towards tankmates when spawning.|
Generally easy to breed. Remove female after spawning, as the male will guard the bubble-nest and fry.
This is a hardy fish which will tolerate a range of conditions. They have been bred in several colour forms, hence the
multitude of common names.