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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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oh yah this fish is cool
my dad has had a giant gourami for the past 6 years and he is roughly 20" long even though he is a old fish he has still got a temper to match a young fish he will not let us put any other fish in with him. We had salmon tail sharks with him that were nearly as big as him and he even killed them. So if you plan on having one of these fish i advise anyone to give them their own tank. you could even put its tank near the tv, Moby (our gourami) loves watching the tv.
i have four beautiful giant gouramis (2 albinos and 2 common) and i intend to breed them soon. - gords
My pink giant gourami was only about 4 inches when I first bought it. After about 5 months, it grew to about 12 inches! It eats a lot and grows real fast. When it is hungry, it will keep begging for food whenever I approach it. But after a heavy meal it will become quite nervous and hides whenever I come close to it. Quite an interesting fish. It will swallow whatever that can fit into its mouth. Now that it is big enough, whenever I place my finger onto the tank glass, it will start attacking it by knocking its mouth against the tank glass!
I have 8 pink lady gouramis in a 300 gallon tank, i bought them about 5 months ago when they were about 4 inches long. now they are all about 12 inches. they tend to get along very well. they are very cool looking all together. on the other hand i also have 3 red tails and 2 white gouramis in a 240 gallon tank. they are very aggressive and have to be separated all the time. for some reason the pink ladys seem to be the peaceful and newest of the spieces.
My Giant Gourami attacks all of my other fish including the catfish which most fish tend to ignore. The problem is getting worse as it grows, so I have separated my Gourami from the other fish. I hope my Gourami grows to be less aggressive as I hope to open up my tank in future.
i introduced my giant gourami into a tank with a smaller and larger knifefish. it ultimately killed the smaller knifefish (it wasnt that much smaller). then it started attacking the much larger one. i gave away the larger knifefish before the gourami could kill it.
now, the gourami lives happily with four much smaller common goldfish. it seems to be pretty arbitrary what type of fish pisses it off.
anyway, its a very active and attractive fish. easy to feed. begs for food. just dont expect it to get along with other community fish, no matter how big they are.
We have had our Giant Gourami for some time now, and he has rarly caused any problems, he seemed a little down at first but now gets on with my two other dwarf gouramis.
He is a great addition to our tank, and is great fun to watch.
Id recommend one to anyone with a large tank, as he grew very fast!