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Aquarium fish Gourami – types and features of care

Beautiful, bright and funny gourami able to decorate any aquarium. These fish, whose birthplace are the muddy rivers of Southeast Asia, have long and firmly won the love and recognition of aquarists.

Being completely unpretentious, they are considered ideal inhabitants of the aquarium, even for novice fish lovers.

Gourami are representatives of a large family of labyrinth fishes, which have a special organ that allows them to survive in water bodies that are poor in oxygen. This organ is located above the gills and is called the “labyrinth”.

A vital factor for all members of this family is the presence of atmospheric oxygen.

Remarkable is that gourami can do without water for several hours, but they will not live without air for a few minutes. This feature of the fish must be taken into account especially when transporting – do not close containers tightly.

And when equipping an aquarium, you will have to take into account another habit of these fishes – the love of jumping. Frolicking and playing in a full aquarium, they may well jump out of it.

To avoid this, the container must be covered with special lids with small holes.

Gourami are very inquisitive and love to learn everything new and unfamiliar, feeling the objects with their sensitive abdominal fins, more like antennae.

For the fish to feel comfortable, they need space. And because the main requirement for the aquarium – the volume of at least 50 liters.

The water temperature in it should not be below +23 C, as in cold water gourami can catch a cold and die.

Compliant and non-conflict gourami can easily get along with almost any inhabitants of the aquarium. At the same time, if necessary, they prefer not to respond to the aggression of their neighbors, but to wait out the storm in the thickets of algae.

In general, in dense foliage, they hide when any, at a glance, a dangerous situation arises. To give them that opportunity, in the aquarium it is necessary to plant as many plants as possible, which form dense oases.

Gourami – omnivores. Along with live food sold in pet stores, they are happy to taste lean meat, cottage cheese and even oatmeal. Before you treat your pets, all products must be thoroughly crushed.

From time to time, experts recommend that fish arrange fasting days – they can perfectly do without food for up to 10 days – which has a beneficial effect on the health of gourami.

The fact that the aquarium pet is healthy and feels quite comfortable, its owner will say its color. The brighter the color, the healthier the fish.

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