(Osphronemidae ~ Luciocephalinae) Three-spot Gourami/Blue-Gourami
The Blue Gourami has a hazy, whitish-blue coat. Besides that they are identical to the Three-spot Gourami. Even though it is called Three-spot, it really only has two spots, but they call it Three-spot because they count the eye as the third spot. These fish are generally considered to be good natured fish when they are small, but when they get bigger they can become territorial and attack smaller fish. They have a fairly long life span and develop individual personalities. They pick up on who is their owner in identifing them when they are around and use their pelvic fins to feel their tank mates out to get familiar with them. They can be a very fun fish to have around. They get rather large up to 6".
Type Fish: Gourami
Lighting needs: Bright
Swim Level: Top of Tank
Size: Up to 6"