The Blue Gourami is a colour variant of the Three Spot Gourami and is a member of the Anabantoids (labyrinth fish) with the ability to breathe atmospheric oxygen as well as oxygen from the water.
They thrive in a planted tank with open areas.
Species – Blue Gourami/Three Spot Gourami - Trichogaster Trichopterus
Current Size – 5.5cm - 6cm
Adult Length – 15cm
Temperature Range – 24 - 30°C
pH Range – 6.0 – 8.0
Special Requirements - A fairly easy going fish. They do require access to the surface so that they can breathe atmospheric air.
Tanks Mates and Compatibility – While often recommended as a community fish this is not always so. Some individuals can become very spiteful as they mature, while others remain peaceful. Males are territorial and will squabble amongst themselves, becoming very aggressive when breeding. It is best kept with robust fish such as barbs, larger characins, loricariids, loaches and other medium/large gouramis.
Feeding – It accepts most foods offered in the aquarium, and a good quality dried food is acceptable as the staple diet. Supplement this with regular meals of small live and frozen foods such as bloodworm for the fish to develop the best health and colouration.
Please note – Some images used are library photos and will show the colour potential at a fully mature size, as our fish are juveniles they may vary.
We always aim to supply the fish as close to the purchase size as possible. On rare occasions if this is not possible we will contact you.
The fish are selected at random however you are welcome to make a note on the order and the fish manager will do his best for you, requests are dependent on stock at the time of your order.