Kissing Gourami 4-6cm

What the Kissing Gourami is missing in its coloring, it is making up in its interesting behavior. So, why was this kind named as kissing gourami? They stand in front of each other and swim slowly for some period of time and then for a short time their mouths meet. For observers, it looks like kissing.

Helostoma temminckii is widespread in freshwater ponds of South-East Asia: in most counties of Indochina and on some islands of Malay Archipelago (Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan). Besides the fish was introduced to Sri Lanka, Philippines, and New Guinea and in Columbia as well.

These species dwell in shallow areas of waters with thickly growing aquatic plants and slow water flow; lives in lakes, backwaters, ponds, bogs.

The fish are undemanding, but they need a roomy tank. Besides they become blusterous and territory dependent as they grow.

Due to this the fish is recommended to aquarists who already have some experience in fish keeping.


  • 1 x Kissing Gourami 4-6cm
Family Belontiidae
Origin India, West Bengal, Assam, and Bangladesh
Social Peaceful
Tank Level Top, mid-dweller
Minimum Tank Size 90l or more
Diet Omnivirous
Breeding Egglayer, bubble nest
pH 6.0 to 7.5
Hardness 4 to 10 dGH
Temperature 22 to 28 C


SKU LF-Kissing_Gourami5cm
Barcode # 880891979421
Brand Live Fish
Shipping Weight 1.0000kg
Shipping Width 0.100m
Shipping Height 0.100m
Shipping Length 0.100m
Shipping Cubic 0.001000000m3
Unit Of Measure ea



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