PetFish.Net
The Premier Pet Fish Wesite - Established 1996
↓ MENU

Giant Gourami


A Giant Gourami named Gulliver, Elin Jansen, Norway
Click here to enlarge in a new window
By: schfiftyfive12345

Common Name: Giant Gourami

Latin Name: Osphronemus gorami

Origin: Southeast Asia - Found in medium to large rivers and stagnant water bodies including sluggish flowing canals

Temperature: 70-86F 21-30C

Aggressivness: They are generally peaceful. When they are young they will fight with there own kind, but as they get older they ussually calm down alot. But remember, these are very big fish, and like many other fish this size they will eat smaller fish.

Adult Size: up to 24+ inches 60 cm

Minimum Tank Size: BIG

Feeding: They are not very picky eaters. Besides offering them regular fish foods, they will even eat cooked meat, bread, boiled potatoes and other vegetables. Feed brine shrimp (either live or frozen) or blood worms as a treat.

Spawning Method: Like most fish in this family, the Giant Gourami are bubble nest builders. The male will build a ball-shaped nest out of bits of plants just below the surface of the water. Their eggs as well as the fry, are lighter than water and float to the top.To sex these fish you look at the dorsal and anal fins the males are longer and more

Comments:
This is a very large fish, the 24 inches is correct and if kept in good condition they can exeed that length. These fish are fairly common and pretty inexpensive. These are beautiful fish that require tons of tank space.

Breeding the gourami:
This fish is difficult to breed because of size. If a pair does breed, the eggs will be laid in a bubble nest previouslly built by the male. To get them to breed you should feed the pair live or frozen brine shrimp for a few weeks then seperate the male and female for a few days; then put them in a spawning tank that is full, and has plenty of floating plants. Set up a breeding tank about a week before breeding to establish food cultures for fry. Raise the temperature to 82F and make sure the tank is covered. Let the parents raise the fry.

Articles Index / Anabantoids Index
This article has been viewed 10622 times

Site Index / Articles Index / Product Reviews


 


 

 
Cash Us On:

FacebookVisit PetFish.Net On Facebook YouTubePetFish.Net Videos On YouTube TwitterVisit PetFish.Net On Twitter Google PlusVisit PetFish.Net On Google+ RedditVisit PetFish.Net On Reddit PinterestVisit PetFish.Net On Pinterest

How Bou Dah?

Menu

PetFish Index
About Us
Contact Us
FAQ
Links

All Articles Index

The Fish
Anabantoids
Barbs, Tetras And Minnows
Bettas
Catfish and Loaches
Cichlids
Freshwater Sharks
Gobies
Goldfish, Ponds And
Coldwater Fish

Killifish Care
Killifish Species Profiles
Livebearers
Miscellaneous Fish
Native USA Fish
Saltwater And Marine

Other Fauna
Invertebrates
Amphibians

Aquatic Plants

Aquarium Basics
Foods And Feeding
Live Foods
Diseases And Fish Health
Spawning And Fry Care
Fishy Fun Stuff

D.I.Y
Do It Yourself
How To Guides

Products And Services Reviews

PetFish Video

Our Free Ebooks

Tools
Conversions Volume Calculator

Aquarium Measurements And pH Scales

The Ultimate Aquarium Calculator

Made with Aquarium Designer
Design Your Aquarium

Link to PetFish.net

Translate To






© Since 1996, PetFish.Net All Rights Reserved
All content is copyright by petfish.net and/or the named author and may not be used without written permission.
Privacy Statement - Contact Us - About US - Links - Site Map


Sponsored In Part By