|Common name||Blue gourami, Two/Three-spot gourami, Opaline gourami, Gold gourami, etc.
|Scientific name||Trichogaster trichopterus|
|Size||Up to 6" (15cm), but usually smaller.|
|Tank setup||Planted tank with gentle circulation and some floating plants|
|Compatibility||Can be territorial with other gouramies, and sometimes with other tankmates.|
|Water chemistry||Not critical: soft to medium hard, pH 6.0-8.5|
|Feeding||Omnivorous, most foods accepted|
|Sexing||Males have a pointed dorsal fin.|
|Breeding||Bubble nest builder. Pairs may become aggressive towards tankmates when spawning.|
Generally easy to breed. Remove female after spawning, as the male will guard the bubble-nest and fry.
This is a hardy fish which will tolerate a range of conditions. They have been bred in several colour forms, hence the
multitude of common names.