Three Spot Gourami
Behaviour Normally peaceful although troublesome individuals are common. Females are less boisterous than males
Typical size 10cm
Max size 12cm
Tank Area Middle, top
Min Tank Size 90cm
Temp Min: 22℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live
pH Range 6-8
Hardness s,m,h
Three Spot Gourami Trichogaster trichopterus
  • Three Spot Gourami Trichogaster trichopterus - thumbnail
  • Opaline Gourami Trichogaster trichopterus - thumbnail
  • Gold Gourami Trichogaster trichopterus - thumbnail
  • Three Spot Gourami Trichogaster trichopterus - thumbnail

Three Spot Gourami

Trichogaster trichopterus

There are three colour forms of this fish available, the three-spot (main picture), gold (left), and opaline (right), although apart from the colouration they are all identical. Mixing these fish into a community can be a little tricky. If kept in large groups (6+) there will be occasional chasing but no damage will be done. When kept singly or in small numbers it is quite common for one fish (normally a male) to become a dominant bully, first chasing other gouramies followed by any other fish. Ideally keep in a mixed community or species only tank with other similar sized gouramies. Provided hiding spots are available, these fish make an excellent aquarium fish being hardy, adaptable and visually pleasing.

Family Osphronemidae (Gouramies) | Synonyms Labrus trichopterus, Trichopus trichopterus | Other names Blue Gorami, Cosby Gourami, Opaline Gourami, Gold Gourami, Golden Gourami | Origin Asia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam | Breeding Bubble nester. Males will build the nest, gather the eggs during spawning and place them in the nest, then guard the nest from all other fish, including the female | Natural Habitat Slow or standing water with dense vegetation, marshes, swamps | Sexing Males have an elongated and pointed dorsal (top) fin

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