The ever popular Kissing Gourami
Common Name Kissing Gourami, Pink Kisser
Scientific Name Helostoma Temminckii
Size 30cm
Origin Java, Thailand
Tank Setup Community Setup
Temperature 26 – 27 degrees
Feeding Omnivorous, eats frozen to live food easily and also takes flakes, granules and pellets.
Gender No visual difference

The kissing gourami, also known as the kissing fish or the kissing gourami, is a tropical freshwater fish that is native to Southeast Asia. It is a member of the Osphronemidae family and is closely related to other gourami species such as the three-spot gourami and the honey gourami.

The kissing gourami is known for its distinctive behavior of “kissing,” which involves pressing their lips together and blowing bubbles. This behavior is thought to be a form of communication or courtship. Kissing gouramis are generally peaceful fish and can be kept with other peaceful species in a community tank.

In terms of appearance, the kissing gourami is a medium-sized fish that can grow up to about 6 inches (15 cm) in length. It has a slender, elongated body and a flat head. Its coloration varies, but it is often silver or gold with dark vertical stripes. It has long, flowing fins that can be either transparent or colorful.

Kissing gouramis are generally easy to care for and can be kept in tanks with a moderate to high level of filtration. They are omnivorous and will eat a variety of foods, including flakes, pellets, and live or frozen foods. It is important to provide them with a varied diet to ensure that they receive all the nutrients they need.

Overall, the kissing gourami is a beautiful and interesting species that makes a great addition to a peaceful community tank.