Synonym(s). Helostoma temmincki Cuvier Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomic status of populations from parts of the species range require confirmation. Common name: Pink Kissing Gourami, Pink Gourami, Kissing Gourami. Scientific name: Helostoma Temminckii. Average Adult Fish Size: 12 inches / 30 cm. Helostoma temmincki or Helostoma temminckii. Common Names. Kissing fish, pink kissing gourami, green kisser. Family, Helostomatidae.

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In addition to sexual territoriality and competitionkissing gouramis will also fight to protect a feeding territory.

Zardoya, – Systematic Biology 55 3: Anabantoidei, Channoidei of Sumatra, Indonesia. Two colour morphs are encountered: The tank should be about two-thirds full of water, and have plenty of floating plants. So-called due to its maze-like structure this organ allows the fish to breathe atmospheric air to a certain extent.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. When breeding kissing gouramis, soft water is preferred. Maximum Standard Length — mm. Sexual Dimorphism Adult females are rounder-bellied than temminnckii when full of eggs but otherwise there are no confirmed external differences. Utilized fresh for steaming, pan-frying, broiling and heelostoma Ref. Large quantities of small fish are exported for aquarium use in Japan, Europe, North America, Australia and other parts heoostoma the world Ref.

Internationale Revue der gesamten Hydrobiologie und Hydrographie. For example in the Batang river Kerang floodplain, southern Sarawak, H.

Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. The black water environments are typically associated with ancient peat swamps meaning the water has a negligible dissolved mineral content and the pH can drop as low as 3.

Reproduction One of the few anabantoids, alongside members of the genera Anabas and Ctenopomanot to exhibit parental care. Their famed kissing is in actual fact no way cute, or actually kissing, it is a most serious battle of liplocking identical to the fighting practiced by so many cichlids, and over a period of days or weeksif the combatants are not seperated it can lead the the death if at least one of them.


Subadult specimen of the ornamental pink form. Feeds on a variety of plants and animals, including green algae and zooplankton Ref. The Sarawak population also appears to be non- native with the species having been introduced there during the s K.

The pectoral fins are large, rounded, and low-slung. The most distinctive feature of the kissing gourami is its mouth. Enter your log in email address and we’ll send you a link to reset your password. Most plants will not survive the fish’s grazing, so inedible plants such as Java fernJava mossor plastic plants are recommended.

They are buoyant and float during the short incubation period of hours with the fry free-swimming after another 48 hours or so. While some sources say that the green fish originate from Thailand and pink fish originate from Java[4] the pink form may be a man-made leucistic form. Shallow, slow-moving, and thickly vegetated backwaters are the kissing gourami’s natural habitat. The kissing gourami present a kind of behavior associated with their characteristic jaw and mouth: A highly valued food fish, cultured in central Thailand.

By increasing the angle of opening of the jaw, this joint allows kissing gourami to access to these nutrients.

Kissing gourami – Wikipedia

The lettuce will eventually host bacteria and infusoria upon which the fish will feed. Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. The fleshy heostoma are also covered in horny teeth which are moveable to a certain extent and used to rasp algae and other microrganisms from submerged surfaces, helkstoma there are no additional teeth on the jaws or palate so the fish is largely unable to crush or bite larger objects.


These fish are omnivorous and need both plant and animal matter in their diets. The temperature should be about 82 degrees F, with plenty of surface cover.

Kissing Gourami

This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat Feeds on phytoplankton and zooplankton as well as aquatic insects near the water surface, supplemented with large amounts of plant matter. The fishes of the inland waters of Southeast Asia: This one is from Thailand. The pink form is sometimes referred to by the invalid name H. Launch the Aquatic Helostmoa Distribution map viewer.

Spawning usually occurs under floating vegetation. The total catch reported for this species to FAO for was 16 t.

Helostoma temminckii Cuvier, Very difficult to breed because they require large tanks. Spawning occurs from May to October in Thailand, at the beginning temminckil the rainy season. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for a world without hunger.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. They are often stimulated into aggression by the presence of other gourami species, especially heloxtoma the other species happen to be breeding.

Please enter your password Forgotten your password? Herbivore — Feed with vegetable flakes. The foremost rays of the jugular pelvic fins are also slightly elongated.

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