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Scientific Name: Trichogaster trichopterus
Origin: Captive bred, species from Malaysia
- Care Level: Easy
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Lifespan: 4-6 years
- Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 4-18, pH 6.0-8.0
- Maximum Size: 6"
- Diet: Omnivore
- Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons
A labyrinth fish, blue gouramis will take air directly from the surface of the water.
They should be housed in a tank with adequate swimming space that is also equipped with plenty of hiding places. They will appreciate live plants as well. They can cohabitate with a wide variety of peaceful tankmates, though males can be somewhat territorial with each other. They will also spawn readily in the home aquarium.
An omnivore, they will be healthiest if fed a diet that includes both vegetable matter and meaty foods. They will eat pellets, flakes, live and frozen preparations.