Orange Thick Lipped Gourami


The Thick Lipped Gourami Trichogaster labiosa (previously Colisa labiosa) becomes a very handsome fish. Once it gets settled this beauty makes a very attractive addition to a community aquarium. The mature adult has a splendid rusty orange or brown coloration accented by turquoise colored fins with orange or red edges. The males are even more gorgeous with bold turquoise bands which run vertically along the body, especially towards the back. The term 'labiosa' in its scientific name means 'lip' and is referring to the thick lips of this fish, hence its other common name is Thicklip Gourami.

It's a fantastic fish in its true coloration, but it has been further developed to bring out more of its orange. This color morph is not found in nature but has been selectively bred for the aquarium trade. This gold or ‘sunset’ strain has the barred patterning of the "true" form replaced by a uniform orangish red or gold coloration. This variety is also very stunning and the female is almost as colorful as the male. It is known as the Sunset Gourami or Sunset Thicklip Gourami, and sometimes is also called the Orange Thicklip Gourami or Golden Thicklip Gourami.

Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-Aggressive
Colour Form: Orange, Blue, Black
Diet: Omnivore
Max Size: 10cm
Tank Size: 150L
Temperature: 23-30c
pH: 6.0-7.5

*Product Photo is for reference only. Exact fish may vary in size and colour

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