Thick-Lipped Gourami (Colisa labiosa)


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Thick-Lipped Gourami (Colisa labiosa)


Common Name: Thick-Lipped Gourami
Proper Name: Colisa labiosa
Category: Labyrinth Fish
Temperature: 22 - 28 C
Temperament Peaceful
Maximum Size: 10 cm
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The golden colored fish pictured above is the Sunset Thick-Lipped Gourami, a color variant of the typical Thick-Lipped. Standard coloration is orange or brown with turquoise fins with the males exhibiting stunning turquoise vertical bands. Unfortunately they don't seem to be a very popular fish despite their obvious desirability. I have a sunset in a 20g high with six Cherry Barbs and he's a remarkably peaceful fish though a bit bashful at times--a place for them to hide is a definite must. I must confess I'm a bit taken with him and I do believe he's the prettiest fish I own with a stunning gold color that clashes magnificently with the deep reds of the Barbs. This fish is strikingly attractive, hardy, easy to care for, peaceful, and tolerates a wide range of temperatures so there really is no reason why they should not be more widely available.


Thick-Lipped Gourami
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