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Anabantids - Gouramis - Thick Lipped Gourami
(Colisa labiosa)

Thick Lipped Gourami (Colisa labiosa) > Quick Stats
No Video Scientific Name: Colisa labiosa
Family: Trichogaster labiosus
Origin: Southeast Asia; Myanmar (Burma)
Adult Size: 4"
Social: Peaceful, Community
Lifespan: 3-4 years
Tank Level: Bottom, Mid dweller
Diet: Omnivore, eats most foods
Breeding: Breeding is Easy.
Care: Hard
pH: 6.2 - 7.5
Hardenss: 5.0 - 10.0 dGH
Temperature: 74-82 F (22-28 C)
Availability: Rarer.


Diet/Food & Feeding Habits

    Normal flake food and blackworms/brine shrimp is recommended.

Compatibility/Tankmates:

    A species suitable for a community tank except at spawning times when fish become territorial. This fish may be timid during acclimation.

Sexing:

    Males are more colorful and have more pointed dorsal fins.

Breeding/Spawning:

    Like most fish in this family, these fish are bubble nest builders. Their eggs as well as the fry, are lighter than water and float to the top. See the description of how to breed these fish in Breeding Freshwater Fish. These are moderately easy to spawn but the fry are so small that they are difficult to feed.

Coloration/Fins:

    The body color varies, but the back is usually dark orange-brown, while the belly is dark turquoise. The flanks are orange-brown with alternating transverse, turquoise stripes. The ventral fins are orange to red, while the anal fin is is bluish with a white to orange edging. The caudal fin is dull orange, and the dorsal fin is also dull orange. The iris of the eye may be orange. Females are less colorful, with a white-silver belly region

Habitat/Care/Maintenance:

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References/Further Reading

Andrews, C. 1986 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Fish Breeding. Salamander, London. 117 pp., color illus.
Boggs, Sallie S. 1981. Mouthbrooding Bettas (Betta pugnans, B. picta, B. taeniata, B. brederi). FAMA 9/81.
Lucas, Gene A. 1987. Betta pugnax: Observations on a large mouthbrooding Betta. FAMA 3/87.
Mills, D. 1984 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Community Fishes. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 117 pp., some color.
Pinter, H. 1986 Labyrinth Fish. Barron's, Woodbury, NY. 144 pp., some color illus.
Richter, Hans-Joachim 1988 Gouramis and Other Anabantoids. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 224 pp.er,
Vierke, J. 1986 Vierke's Aquarium Book. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 352 pp.
Vierke, J. 1988 Bettas, Gouramis and Other Anabantoids: Labyrinth Fishes of the World. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 192 pp., color illus.

Popular Gourami Species
Banded Gourami
Colista fasciata
Giant Gourami
Osphronemus gorami
Chocolate Gourami
Sphaerichthys osphromenoides
Dwarf Gourami
Colisa lalia
Honey/Sunset Gourami
Colisa chuna
Kissing Gourami
Helostoma temminckii
Moonlight Gourami
Trichogaster microlepis
Pearl Gourami
Trichogaster leeri
Snakeskin Gourami
Trichogaster pectoralis
Thick lipped Gourami
Colisa labiosa
Three-Spot Gourami
Trichogaster trichopterus
(Blue, Gold, Opaline)

 Gouramis Common Species Care Sheet - (PETCO.com)

Follow the above recommendations and you should have a joyful Gouramis experience. Send any questions, comments or pictures to Ask An Expert If you are interested in helping out visit our contributions page.

References/Further Reading


Andrews, C. 1986 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Fish Breeding. Salamander, London. 117 pp., color illus.
Boggs, Sallie S. 1981. Mouthbrooding Bettas (Betta pugnans, B. picta, B. taeniata, B. brederi). FAMA 9/81.
Lucas, Gene A. 1987. Betta pugnax: Observations on a large mouthbrooding Betta. FAMA 3/87.
Mills, D. 1984 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Community Fishes. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 117 pp., some color.
Pinter, H. 1986 Labyrinth Fish. Barron's, Woodbury, NY. 144 pp., some color illus.
Richter, Hans-Joachim 1988 Gouramis and Other Anabantoids. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 224 pp.er,
Vierke, J. 1986 Vierke's Aquarium Book. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 352 pp.
Vierke, J. 1988 Bettas, Gouramis and Other Anabantoids: Labyrinth Fishes of the World. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 192 pp., color illus.



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