Synonym(s). Helostoma temmincki Cuvier Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomic status of populations from parts of the species range require confirmation. Common name: Pink Kissing Gourami, Pink Gourami, Kissing Gourami. Scientific name: Helostoma Temminckii. Average Adult Fish Size: 12 inches / 30 cm. Helostoma temmincki or Helostoma temminckii. Common Names. Kissing fish, pink kissing gourami, green kisser. Family, Helostomatidae.

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Prefers slow-moving water with thick vegetation. Feeds on a variety of plants and animals, including green algae and zooplankton Ref. Utilized fresh for steaming, pan-frying, broiling and baking Ref.

Large quantities of small fish are exported for aquarium use in Japan, Europe, North America, Australia and other parts of the world Ref. Very popular with aquarists due to its habit of sucking its lips and kissing other fishes, plants and other objects Ref.


Eggs hatch in a day and fry become free-swimming 2 days after.

The fishes of the inland waters of Southeast Asia: The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology Suppl. Sounds Ciguatera Speed Swim. Estimates of some properties based on models Phylogenetic diversity index Ref. High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months Assuming tm Vulnerability Ref.

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Low vulnerability 16 of Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: Occurs in lakes and rivers Ref. Spawning usually occurs under floating vegetation.

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