Gold True Gourami

Gourami | Gold True Gourami

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(Please note that the fish shown in the photo is only a representative of what an adult specimen would look like. The color may vary based on the age and sex of the fish you receive.)

Scientific Name: Osphronemus goramy

Common Name: True Gourami, Common Gourami

Size: Up to 16 inches

Lifespan: 20 years

Habitat: Southeast Asia

Minimum Tank Size: 200 gallon minimum

Ideal Water Conditions:

  • Temperature Range: 74 - 82°F
  • pH Range: 6 - 8
  • Water Hardness: 5 - 35

Temperament: Relatively peaceful

Diet & Nutrition: An omnivore; feed a high-quality diet of pelleted or flaked food every day. You can offer the fish boiled potatoes and other vegetables, as well as beef heart occasionally. Bloodworms and brine shrimp in either live or frozen form can be fed as a treat.

Breeding: This species is quite easy to breed, although you do need a super-sized fish tank to be successful. They are egg layers. Males build a bubble nest and try to initiate spawning. Females should be removed after spawning and the male will tend to the eggs until they hatch.

Gender: Male has a longer and more pointed anal and dorsal fin than the female. The finnage on the female fish is rounder, and their lips are often thicker than those of the male. Mature male specimens develop a large “nuchal hump” on their foreheads.