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KISSING GOURAMI (Helostoma temminkii)

KISSING GOURAMI (Helostoma temminkii)

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The name kissing gourami (or kisser fish) is derived from what appears to be kissing between fish; however, scientists still are not sure of the true purpose of the behavior. It is believed to be a harmless territory-challenging behavior that generally occurs between two males. This conjecture is supported by the fact that aging seems to diminish the need to challenge one another. Also with age, the desire for mating territories diminishes.


Family Helostomatidae
Origin Thailand, Vietnam, Sumatra, Borneo, Java, Cambodia, Malay Peninsula, and possibly in eastern Myanmar
Social Moderately Aggressive
Tank Level Top to mid-dweller
Minimum Tank Size 75 gallon
Diet Omnivore
Breeding Egg scatterer
Care Easy to intermediate
pH 6 to 8
Hardness 5 to 20 dGH
Temperature 72 to 82 F (22 to 27 C)
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