Caring for your Gourami
The Gourami is low maintenance in comparison to other exotic fish species but certain aspects of its care still require attention from owners. The territorial nature of the male Gourami, for instance, means that it is preferable to have just one male in an aquarium. A diet that includes fresh and live foods helps to keep a Gourami in good health, particularly if the intention is to breed the fish. Black worms and brine shrimp can be provided in addition to fresh lettuce and spinach, for example. Shallow water, low light, and minimal water movement all contribute to the best conditions for breeding.