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The Giant Gourami is the largest of all labyrinth fishes...big, powerful, and an overall awesome fish!
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I have a Giant Gourami, and his name is Chimi :) he is now 8 inches long and he eats kiwi fruit. So I decided to change his food into kiwis fruit, which he eats almost 5 times daily :: . As an alternative food, I also give him cooked rice, water melon,musk melon and some leafy vegetables :)
I always play with him, when I point my finger at him he acts like he's attacking me, and he often follows my fingers whenever I point :0 When we eat our breakfast, lunch and dinner, he looks at me like he's begging for food to eat. :0 My Giant Gourami is a very friendly fish. I love very much my chimi.
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I would like to get a large fish like a Gourami. How much does it grow per month? I want a fast growing fish that eats anything like yours does. Pacus grow fast like about 2 or 3 pounds per month. A bit aggressive I heard. Could you give me any suggestions?
May I ask did you get your fish (CHIMI) when it was young? and what did you do to get it to be so active? My giant gourami is rather shy and im trying to make it active.
Hi I have a giant gourami. He is 22 inches and a great fish. he's been kept for 26 years now but just the other day was swimming fine then all of a sudden sunk to the bottom and now stays like that most of the day. He still eats well and swims about for about 10 mins after feeding but then sinks again. Any advice?
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Thanks for your advice he is back up swimming and playing about he's a great fish and part of the family so was pretty gutted to see him down like that.
Jeremy Roche -
Great job on keeping a fish that long. He is getting up their in age. Could he be constipated? Peas can help with that. I am thinking it may just be his age.
Jeremy Roche -
Great!! The peas worked?
Nah didn't use the peas. I opened up the hood left it open all day gave him some kiwi and he was back splashing about straight away!
I have 3 inch giant gourami , can anyone tell me how long it will take for him grow to the size which is shown in the images posted by this website
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Jeremy Roche -
Hello Uni. There are a few things that determine the growth rate of the Gaint Gourami. Tank size is a key factor; as well as amount of fish in the tank. I have had one reach almost 2 feet in length in a 150 gallon tank and it was around 2 years old.
Imran H Kasmani
The shelf life of GIANT GOURAMI differs from condition to condition if provided with neat & clean water & a good diet twice a day it can live up to years & viceversa
Hi there, we have a giant gourami called "G". Who ended up being a girl not a boy. She is about 2-3 years old and is about 50cm long already....
"G" did not like other fish also, but we have put a mirror in her tank, which she loves and now has accepted 3 small kissing gouramis.... she is such a character and loves her food... This is her 3rd tank as she has out grown all of them... tip: if you want your gourami to have tank mates, introduce her to them not the other way... or get a mirrror :-))))
This fish is awesome.
Hi, I've had a giant for about 30 months now. It eats anything I throw into the tank for him; veg, banana, pellets, blood worms and even cooked rice.
HIA,Christophere here. My giant's name is Chris. He is 2 yrs old, but what to tell you about my fish. Wow, truly amazing, truly. Large but a very gentle one. He is 2 yr male in my 4 foot tank but his size is almost 18 inches, huge one, hahahaha. Chris eats all things, note this all plzzz guys, I'm serious.
Hi people. I've been keeping fish 40 years and I've kept most of what's out there. Now
I can tell you these fish are not all that they appear. The one I had the longest, pinky we called him, was a very aggresive and nasty fish. We had to put ours in my friends tank while we decorated the room. I got a call an hour later, he had killed their oscar and was bashing their big red devil. When I got there it was almost dead and all the other fish were up one end of the tank. But we loved him, and it ate anything. An internal muck sucking filter combined with a good sump filter is the best. Have fun, I found them great. mark
I newly bought my giant gourami. She was smaller in 5 inches. I feed them koi and goldfish pellet. When giant gourami grow to be adult they like to live in green water. You are no need to change water and feed them just little. They will eat algae.
Juveniles like to eat live food, but when they grow to adulthood they love to eat vegetation. They will grow large, maximum is 4 feet to 5 feet.