Common name: Balloon Kissing Gourami
Scientific Name: Helostoma temminkii

Family: Helostomatidae

Max Size: 20 cm

pH Range: 6.0 - 9.0

Temperature: 23 - 28 °C

Reproduce: Spawning

Origin: Asia

Temperament with same species: Peaceful

Temperament with other species: Peaceful

Tank Level: All Levels

Lifespan: Up to 5 years.

Feeding: The Balloon Kissing Gourami enjoys both algae based foods as well as meaty foods. An algae based wafer or flakes along with some bloodworms, tubifex and brine shrimp will provide them with the proper nutrition that they require. Cooked zucchini or peas are great choices to keeper your kissing fish healthy. Make sure to clean uneaten vegetable as they will quickly foul the water.

Sexing: There are no visible differences between the male and female. Only at the time of spawning is there any indication as the female will become rounder when filled with eggs.

Breeding: The Balloon Pink Kissing Gourami is difficult to breed. Unlike other Gourami’s they are not bubble nest builders. They are open water egg scatters but they will deposit the eggs under a leaf if it is available. Their eggs as well as the fry are lighter than water and float to the top. Once they have spawned there is no parental care and the eggs are forgotten.

Balloon Kissing Gourami

SKU: 0000800010010
  • Specification's

    Common Name Balloon Kissing Gourami
    Scientific Name Helostoma temminkii
    Origin Asia
    Max Size 20 cm
    Community Safe Yes
    pH Range

    6.0 - 9.0

    Diet Type Omnivore
    Min Tank Size         Medium
    Temperature Range 23 - 28 C
    Care Level Easy

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