Gourami Gold

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The Gold Gourami is a selectively bred color form from the wild-type Blue Gourami often referred to as the Three-spot Gourami (Trichopodus trichopterus) that is widespread throughout Asia. All of the Gold gouramis available within the aquarium trade are produced through commercial fishery practices. A hardy and popular fish, both males and females sport brilliant gold-yellow coloration and patterning, but males will develop pointed dorsal fins. There can be variation in color intensity of individual Gold gouramis, however, as there are differences among commercial fishery stocks. Gouramis are Labyrinth fish, which means that they can directly breathe from the surface. Commonly selected for peaceful community tanks, but some individuals have been observed to be problematic in this setting. An adult Gold gourami can reach a size of approximately 5″.