Osphronemus Goramy

Species Information

Native to Southeast Asia: probably limited to Sumatra, Borneo, Java, the Malay Peninsula, Thailand and Indochina (Mekong basin). Has been introduced to several countries for aquaculture purposes.

A true Gourami and the real Giant Gourami.

Can grow to 24 inches in the wild and is considered a food fish. In the aquarium its growth is usually kept at 3 to 5 inches in length.

The tail fin is a bit stumpy, appears ungraceful, but not bad to look at. It loses its redeeming markings with age.

Though they seldom breed in captivity they will build a nest of plants and twigs.

Water, pH range: 6.5 - 8.0; dH range: 25.0,  temperature should be maintained 68 to 90 degrees.

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