Three-Spot Gourami

three-spot gourami
Three-Spot Gourami -- trichogaster trichopterus See more aquarium fish pictures.
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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.


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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.