Species group: Gouramis
Other common names: Siamese Gourami
Scientific name: Trichogaster pectoralis
The Snakeskin Gourami is a hardy, peaceful community fish which have a pronounced vocalization sound which sounds like a croaking or growling. This sound is generally most pronounced during breeding and territorial behavior. The Snakeskin Gourami is one of the easiest Gouramis to breed, and their bubblenest can produce up to 5,000 fry.
The fish has an olive color with greenish gray with a silver iridescence.
The Snakeskin Gourami has a slow, peaceful temperament.
They need a large tank which is heavily planted. They do best in groups of 5 or more. They are omnnivorous and accept almost any of the standard fish foods.
labyrinth organ, hiding places
Cold water causes parasite problems
Chilodonella is known to infest fish that are exposed to temperature dips. Reduce the chances of this parasite attacking your fish by using a high-quality aquarium heater. A stable water temperature will keep the fish's immune system working and fighting off Chilodonella infestations..
From James 326 days ago