Juvenile and adult Giant Gouramies © Sean Evans
Photos taken at Wharf Aquatics
|Common name:||Giant gourami, Common gourami, Goramy|
|Scientific name:||Osphronemus goramy|
|Size:||Up to 28" (70cm)|
|Tank setup:||A very large tank (6x2x2'/183x61x61cm minimum for an adult), with minimal robust decor.|
|Compatibility:||Juveniles can be quite territorial, but adults become less aggressive, and can be combined with other large fish.|
|Temperature:||Wide range tolerated: 20-30oC (68-86oF)|
|Water chemistry:||Not critical: soft to medium hard, pH 6.2-7.8|
|Feeding:||Omnivorous, almost any foods accepted - pellet foods ideal as a staple, include some green foods.|
|Sexing:||The dorsal and anal fins are more pointed in males.|
|Breeding:||Reported to build a bubble nest using plant material. Eggs take about 2 days to hatch.
The male will the eggs and fry.|
Juveniles of this fish are fairly commonly found for sale, but it should be noted just how large this fish becomes! It will
eventually require a very large tank and an excellent filtration system.