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Very popular species, selectively bred into several colour forms (blue being the original form). Prefers a well planted tank, also with floating plants. Males develop longer dorsal and anal fins. Gold gourami's are a color variation of the three spot gourami, but they lack the two distinct spots on their body and have a gold to orange colour.

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Features of Gold Gourami:

  • Base body colour of yellow to gold 
  • Narrow body and small dorsal and anal fins.
  • The ventral fin is thread-like
  • They swim in the top and middle levels of the tank 
  • Grows to 15cm

The Best Aquarium Size for Gold Gourami's:

The minimum tank size for gold gourami's is 60L. Increase the tank size whenever you add new fish and live plants. Opt for an elongated tank shape. Also, the tank must have a lid to avoid them jumping out of the tank.

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Gold Gourami's will accept all types of live, frozen, and pack food. Feed flakes, and pellets, as well as frozen and live foods such as bloodworms, mosquito larvae, brine shrimp, and daphnia. They will also enjoy some vegetable matter and spirulina based foods.

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Tank Mate Compatibility:

Gold Gouramis are compatible with most similar-sized, peaceful species. Avoid active and aggressive fish such as cichlids. Great tank mates include:

Gold Gourami Tank Setup:

Aquarium Filtration for Gold Gourami's

filtration system is necessary for removal of waste and debris. Gold Gourami's do not like fast or strong water flow. Opt for an aquarium filter suitable for your fish tank size that cleans effectively, but offers the ability to reduce flow. If water current is to strong, use sturdy aquarium plants and ornaments to create areas of reduced water current for refuge.

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Aquarium Lighting for Gold Gourami's

Ensure the lighting is subdued. Light is necessary for the photosynthesis required for the health and growth of all aquarium plants. LED aquarium lighting with dimmable functions enable to you set the appropriate lighting

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Aquarium Heater for Gold Gourami's

This fish enjoy temperatures between 23 - 27° C. If you are unable to maintain this temperature naturally, use an aquarium heater. Aquarium heaters also stabilize water temperatures.  A thermometer is recommended to monitor the water temperature.

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Aquarium Plants for Gold Gourami's

Gold Gourami's prefer a planted aquarium to swim in and around the foliage, as well as floating plants that subdue intense lighting. Gold Gourami's are naturally found in heavily-vegetated, sluggish waters. Gourami's are known to eat plants, so you should add resilient plants with firmer leaves to the tank and soft leaf plants to supplement the diet.

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Aquarium Decorations for Gold Gourami's

Decorations of personal preference can be used in aquarium with gourami's. Ensure there is structure for your gourami's to hide and rest around that breaks up water flow. Rock and driftwood mimic natural environments, while resin ornaments add character and design to an aquarium.

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Aquarium Substrate for Gold Gourami's

Use sand or a dark, fine gravel for the tank’s substrate. A darker substrate displays colour beautifully. If keeping a planted aquarium, consider the use of nutrient rich substrates such as aqua-soils.

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Our design team enables us to create the tank you desire, install your tank where you wish to and provide a maintenance service to ensure everything runs smoothly. We can create almost any aquarium from the small home aquarium to large commercial aquariums. Please contact us if you need any custom tank services.