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AquA AnimaniA is your #1 local source for freshwater gouramis and tropical fish. Trust AquA AnimaniA for the highest quality and healthiest freshwater tropical fish species in the industry. We also carry a full line of pet fish supplies, aquariums, aquarium kits, aquarium supplies, aquarium filters, aquarium products and aquarium equipment. We can also special order unique species, items and other products from our vast network of national and international partners and suppliers.

  • Blue Gourami

    Trichogaster trichopterus

  • Opaline Gourami

    Trichogaster trichopterus

  • Gold Gourami

    Trichogaster trichopterus (M)

  • Pearl Gourami

    Trichogaster leeri

  • Moonlite Gourami

    Trichopodus microlepis

  • Pink Kissing Gourami

    Helostoma temminicki

  • Dwarf Gourami: Male

    Colisa lalia

  • Fire Red Honey Gourami

    Colisa chuna

  • Red Flame Gourami: Male

    Colisa lalia

  • Powder Blue Gourami: Male

    Colisa lalia

  • Neon Blue Dwarf Gourami: Male

    Colisa lalia

Most Gouramis are referred to as anabantoids or labyrinth fish. Dwarf Gouramis make a wonderful addition to the passive community aquarium adding brilliant color and diversity. Large Gourami fish species are very graceful swimmers that have unique coloration and color patterns, and work best in the semi-aggressive community aquarium.

Dwarf Gouramis are freshwater fish belonging to the family Belontidae and are referred to as anabantoids or labyrinth fish. Gouramis have the amazing ability to gulp air from the surface of the water. These fish possess a unique labyrinth organ behind the head that allows them to extract oxygen from the air, supplementing oxygen attained through their gills. This makes them a little more hardy for beginners.

Gouramis are normally categorized into Dwarf Species and Larger Species. Dwarf Gouramis are native to India, Burma, and Borneo and have been selectively bred to achieve incredible color forms. Dwarf Gouramis are available in yellows, reds, and blues, making them a colorful and diverse addition to almost any aquarium but they are happiest surrounded by live plants.

Most females of this species do not achieve the bright colors. A gourami’s passive nature allows it to get along with most any community fish. They can be timid and may hide a lot, prefering an aquarium placed in a quiet area and the company of other gouramis (best to have more females than males). They can be jumpers so an aquarium cover is recommended. Dwarf Gouramis are unusually susceptible to parasites, so a quarantine period of 3 weeks while being treated for internal parasites is recommended. This will provide you with stronger and healthier fish in the long run as gouramis can live up to 4 years. They are busy-bodies and are always curious, making them an active member of the community.

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Updated: July 16 2012


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