Blue Gourami Profile
Common name(s): Blue Gourami, Three-Spot Gourami
Scientific name: Trichopodus trichopterus
Type of fish: Gourami
Origin: Southeast Asia
Level of difficulty: Beginner
Max size: 4 inches
Growth Rate: Medium
Minimum tank size: 30 gallons
Aggressiveness: Semi-aggressive in general, but very aggressive towards other gouramis
Tankmates: tetras, livebearers, barbs, rainbow sharks, redtail sharks, peaceful dwarf cichlids, danios, mild-tempered American cichlids, Corydoras catfishes
Sexing: Males have more pointed dorsal fins.
Notes: Trichopodus trichopterus comes in three color varieties: blue (in picture), opaline, and gold. They are more aggressive than most other gourami species. However, their small mouths prevent them from causing much damage to other fish.