Know your fish
The Blue Gourami is a color variation of the Three Spot Gourami?Trichopodus trichopterus. Did you know that its name is derived from the two spots on its side with a third spot being the eye? Now you Know… Arguably, the Blue Gourami and the Three-spot Gourami are identical except that the Blue Gourami has a hazy, whitish-blue coat.
The Gourami is a beautiful and durable aquarium fish. This is an ideally excellent first fish for people new to the aquarist hobby. They are long lived with each specimen having a remarkably individual personality. They will use their pelvic fins to feel their environment and even feel their tank mates. They also seem to be quite aware of their owners.
What to know about feeding aquarium fish
In nature, fish eat whenever they are hungry and the food is available.
- If food sources are plentiful, they will eat several times a day.
- On the other hand, if food sources are scarce, they might go for days between meals.
For this reason, pet fish are very opportunistic and will eat whenever they have a chance.
Regardless of one or two feedings, the key is to keep each feeding very small. Do Not overfeed your fish. Whenever in doubt, the best practice is to underfeed your fish. There are a lot of health concerns related to overfeeding your fish.