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The above is a recent photo is of my Kissing Gourami. This fish is over 25 years old.
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Shallow, slow-moving, and thickly vegetated backwaters are the kissing gourami's natural . They are midwater that primarily graze on and , with taken from the surface. They are also , using their many gill rakers to supplement their diet with . The fish use their toothed lips to rasp algae from stones and other surfaces. This rasping action, which (to humans) looks superficially like kissing, is also used by males to challenge the dominancy of conspecifics.
AKA: Kissing Fish, Kisser, Green Kissing Fish, Pink Kissing Fish, Marbled Kissing Fish.
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Since they are , they will generally eat all kinds of live, fresh, and flake foods. A quality flake or pellet food makes a good base to the diet but it is important to supplement this with meaty foods. Supplementation can include white worms, blood worms, brine shrimp, or any other suitable substitute. Fresh vegetables or vegetable tablets, such as spirulina algae wafers, can be offered as well. Vegetables such as fresh romaine lettuce, cooked zucchini or peas are great choices to keeper your Dwarf Kisser Fish healthy. Make sure to clean uneaten vegetable as they will quickly foul the water. Generally feed once or twice a day. Be the first to ask a question about Kissing Fish
Photo provided by FlickrIn the spirit of the celebration of love, we bring you kissing fish.
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The Kissing Gourami gets its name from the way it will kiss other gouramis and other fish in your tank. They are not kissing but they are in fact acting aggressive and having a showdown. When the Kissing Gourami does this it means that one is trying to establish dominance over the other.The Smithfield fish started kissing 133 years ago. Another pair joined them several years later, making the bridge wider. In this 1882 photo, the bridge is under construction directly over the old bridge, which remained in use.The Kissing Gourami can get quite large, often 10 - 12 inches in length. We do not recommend them for the beginner because of their potential adult size and because they can become very territorial in a community tank. They will often chase your other fish around the tank, especially after food has entered the aquarium. This behavior can get very annoying.The Kissing Gouramis from Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia are freshwater fish with big, toothy lips. They bully each other by locking lips and pushing each other around. Sorry, no romance there.“Why don’t you close your eyes when you kiss me?”
Kissing Gouramis from Southeast Asia are popular aquarium fish. People like them because they seem so affectionate. People are wrong.These Kissers do well on a diet of floating flake food plus some freeze dried blood worms, which are actually mosquito larvae. Both of these foods are available in most stores that sell pet fish. We also feed our Kissers an occasional treat of live or frozen brine shrimp. Click for more about feeding fish. Pink Kissers are one of the few fish that do not seem to want to eat Black Worms, so we don't feed them Black Worms. Click for more about feeding Black Worms to other types of fish. Kissing gouramis (Helostoma temminckii) are commonly known as kissing fish or kissers. Members of this species will sometimes come together and lock lips, hence their name. While they can reach up to 12 inches in the wild, those who live in aquariums rarely measure more than 6 inches. They're semi-aggressive and can become territorial, so they're best kept in a large tank with others of their species.It's that time of the year when all thoughts turn to love and romance! And what better way to focus on this time than to have a pair of kissing gouramis? Be aware, though. Things aren't always what they appear to be.

I have always thought of kissing gouramis as "gimmicky fish." Allow me to explain. After watching the behavior of kissing gouramis, most people think they are actually kissing. When my wife first saw kissing gouramis doing their thing, she insisted on getting two of those "cute kissing fish." Most folks, especially females, feel the same way. There is just one little problem: they are not kissing! It only appears that they are kissing. (Guys, this excuse will not work on your girlfriend if she catches you kissing another girl!