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Snakeskin Gourami

Family: Osphronemidae
Species: Trichogaster pectoralis
Common Name: Snakeskin Gourami
Size: Up to 9.5 inches (25 cm)
Habitat: Asia: Mekong river basin in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Viet Nam; also Chao Phraya river basin.
Min Tank Size: 55 gallons.
Diet: Omnivore, will eat flake frozen and live foods.
Behavior: Peaceful to most other fish, can be aggressive to its' own kind.
Water: Temperature 73 to 82°F (23 28°C) pH range: 6.0 8.3; dH range: 2 - 30
Care: Easy. Needs good filtration and frequent water changes.
Communities: Good, not with small fish or many of its own kind.
Suitability: Good for all that can meet its size requirements..

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