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Aquarist Experience Level: Beginner
Size of fish - inches: 9.8 inches (24.99 cm)
Minimum Tank Size: 35 gal (132 L)
Temperament: Peaceful
Aquarium Hardiness: Very Hardy
Temperature: 72.0 to 86.0° F (22.2 to 30.0° C)

The Snakeskin Gourami Trichopodus pectoralis (previously Trichogaster pectoralis was described by Regan in 1910. It is found in Asia, originating from the tropical Far East in Thailand and Cambodia to southern Viet Nam, Malaysia, Mekong basin in Laos, Malakka, and the Chao Phraya basin. it has also been introduced outside of its native range with populations found in the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, southern China (Hong Kong), Singapore, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, and New Caledonia. Other common names it is known by include Siamese gourami, Snake-skinned Gourami, and Snake Skin Gourami.

There has been a recent change to its generic name. A paper by Myers back in 1923 resulted in a taxonomic misinterpretation which was only recently brought to light. At the time of his paper, the generic name Trichogaster was adopted for the larger eastern species of gourami from Southeast Asia. Recently the interpretation by Myers came under review and this previous taxonomical structure was revisited and then restructured.

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  • Dry Goods Metro Including Live Foods$5.99
  • Dry Goods Rural Including Live Foods$12.99
  • Live Stock North Island Metro Only$34.99
  • Live Stock South Island Metro Only$24.99
  • Live Plants Metro$5.99
  • Combined Shipping$0.00
  • Live Plants Rural$12.99
  • Aquarium South Island$74.99
  • Aquarium North Island$99.99
  • Frozen Food up to 15 packs$15.99
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Nelson, Nelson Bays, NZ

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