Scientific name: Trichogaster trichopterus
Also known as the Blue Gourami, the Three-Spot Gourami can reach four inches and is very peaceful. There is a great deal of color and pattern variation within this species; some have even lost the spots that inspired its common name. It is perfect for beginners and does well in community tanks even when small fish are present.
A water temperature between 72º and 82º Fahrenheit, a pH in the range of 6.0 to 8.5, and soft to relatively hard water are fine for this species. The Three-Spot Gourami consumes all flake and freeze-dried foods.
To learn more about freshwater aquariums, see:
- Aquarium Basics
- How to Choose Aquarium Equipment
- How to Set Up an Aquarium
- How to Maintain an Aquarium
- How to Choose Aquarium Fish
- How to Care for Aquarium Fish
- Freshwater Aquarium Fish