Sunset Thick Lip Gourami

Gourami | Sunset Thick Lip 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: Trichogaster labiosa

Common Name: Sunset Thick Lip Gourami

Adult Size: 4 inches

Life Expectancy: 4+ years

Habitat: Thailand, Cambodia

Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallon

Ideal Tank Conditions: 

  • Temperature Range: 79 - 86° F
  • pH Range: 6.0 - 7.0
  • Hardness Range: 6.0 - 7.0

Temperament: Peaceful

Diet & Nutrition: Will eat flake, frozen, and live foods. Serving a good variety of live and flake foods will help ensure optimum health. If you have a community tank with other large fish, make sure they aren't scaring the Moonlight Gourami away from the food. This is timid fish who will not fight for it's dinner, even if very hungry.

Breeding & Spawning: Egg layer that builds a bubble nest. Should be provided a separate breeding tank, as other fish will eat eggs and small babies (fry). Use dark gravel and provide plenty of floating plants for building the bubble nest.

Gender: The males are usually brighter and more colorful with more pointed fins.