Snakeskin Gourami Tropical Fish Information

Trichogaster pectoralis
Snakeskin Gourami
Behaviour Peaceful, timid
Typical size 16cm
Max size 20cm
Tank Area Middle, bottom
Min Tank Size 90cm
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Flake, frozen, live foods
pH Range 6-8.5
Hardness vs,s,m,h,vh
Snakeskin Gourami Trichogaster pectoralis
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Snakeskin Gourami (Trichogaster pectoralis)

Snakeskin Gourami Tropical Fish Learn all about the Snakeskin Gourami's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Snakeskin Gourami is the right fish for your aquarium.

The Snakeskin Gourami may not be as brightly coloured as some tropical fish but it has a certain charm and is well suited to a community of other gouramies or medium sized peaceful fish. The aquarium should be well planted to provide plenty of hiding spots. Although not a fast grower, the Snakeskin Gourami can reach up to 20cm so it is best to avoid mixing with very small fish. A peaceful and relatively hardy fish.

Snakeskin Gourami Facts

Family Osphronemidae (Gouramies) | Synonyms Trichopodus pectoralis, Osphromenus trichopterus | Other names Snake-Skinned Gourami | Origin Asia: Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam | Breeding Bubble nester | Natural Water Conditions pH 6-8, very soft to soft | Natural Habitat Heavily vegetated shallow or slow moving waters, flooded forest areas. | Sexing Males have a pointed dorsal fin, females may have more orange fins



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