Sunset Thicklip GouramiCountry of Origin: 🇺🇸USA
Sunset Thicklip Gourami
The Sunset Thicklip Gourami (Trichogaster labiosa) is a freshwater fish endemic to the shady, slow-moving rivers and ponds of Southern Myanmar. They have silver heads with light fading to dark-red posteriors with females having a wider body and being slightly less colorful.
The Sunset Thicklip Gourami can grow to an average length of 4 inches (10 cm). They will therefore require a minimum tank of up to 20 gallons for a pair with water of temperature 22-27°C (72-82°F) and a pH range of 6.0-7.5.
The tank should be well-planted with a dark substrate and some floating vegetation could be added to provide security and mimic their natural environment. It is a slow-moving fish species and will not do well without cover into which it can retreat.
The Sunset Thicklip Gourami is very peaceful and one of the best Gouramis to keep in a community tank. They get along with other non-aggressive and similarly sized fish species.
When taken proper care of, the Sunset Thicklip Gourami can live up to seven years in captivity.
The Sunset Thicklip Gourami is an undemanding omnivore and will accept a vast majority of foods. In the wild, they mostly feed on small invertebrates, insects, and other zooplankton. In the aquarium, they will enjoy high-quality live, frozen, and dry foods.
The most suitable foods for the Sunset Thicklip Gourami include:
- White worms
- Brine shrimp
Their diet should be supplemented with vegetables such as zucchini, to maintain a balanced diet. Foods should be offered in small portions to avoid overfeeding.
Sunset Thicklip Gouramis are generally very peaceful and will get along with most fish species as long as they are of the same size and non-aggressive. They will display some hierarchal behavior but they are not as aggressive as other gouramis.
The most compatible tankmates for the Sunset Thicklip Gourami include:
- Smaller Barbs
- Giant Tetras
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Sunset Thicklip Gouramis aggressive?
Sunset Thicklip Gouramis are not an aggressive fish species. They will become mildly aggressive during spawning and will usually only squabble over territories with other fish species.
What fish can be kept with the Sunset Thicklip Gourami?
The Sunset Thicklip Gourami is a peaceful fish and will get along with other non-aggressive and similarly-sized fish species. Their most compatible fish species include Danios, Rasboras, smaller Barbs, giant Tetras, and loaches.
How big does the Sunset Thicklip Gourami get?
Under proper care and maintenance, the Sunset Thicklip Gourami can grow up to a length of 4-8 inches in captivity.
While this is a rare occurrence, it can and will happen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that every one will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fish arrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag within 2 hours of the delivery time of your fish. We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem.
We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We can replace fish but shipping costs is the responsibilityof the buyer. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures,within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolve the issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
Most Shipments will be UPS Next Day Air unless otherwise noted. Processing fish for your order can take up to 2 business days. This is to ensure your fish and healthy, happy, and ready to be put in your tank when it arrives. We ship fish on Mondays- Wednesday (excluding holidays) to ensure fish arrive before weekends. This allows us to completely prepare the fish for shipping and ensure they are healthy prior to arrive at your door. All fish will be shipped with oxygenated water and specific additives in the water to ensure they maintain their health and stability during shipment. Depending on the species of fish and current weather conditions, the fish may arrive with a heat pack or ice pack to maintain the optimal temperature which further ensures the health and safety of your fish. All costs of shipping (postage, packaging,heat/ice packs, etc.) are included in the Shipping fee. We ship to only the continental United States.
"The fish I received do not look like the fish in thepicture. Why is this?"
- We typically take photographs of one or two fish when we initially get them in. Since we have a large quantity of most of the various species of fish, it would be understandably impossible to provide a picture ofevery individual fish with a specific species. For some of our more rare orlarger fish, the picture listed may be the actual fish that you are receiving.If this is the case, it will be designated by ?WYSIWYG?, meaning ?what you see,is what you get?.
"What happens if my fish arrive dead?"
- While this is a rare occurrence, it can and willhappen from time to time. Fish are live animals and we cannot ensure that everyone will arrive alive or remain alive. We do ask that if your fisharrives dead (DOA), submit a picture of the deceased fish that is in the bag.We will work quickly with you to resolve the problem. We will offer replacement fish for any losses, but do not offer refunds at this time. We will reship any replacement fish at the buyer's expense. If you put the fish in your tank and it dies or is not acting properly, please contact us, with pictures, within 24 hours. We will again, do everything in our power to resolvethe issue and ensure that you have a great experience with these fish.
"What if I'm not home when the fish arrive?"
- We will always provide you with a tracking number. While the fish are packaged to survive about 72+ hours within the shipping containers, we do ask that you make arrangements to arrive home to inspect your fish as soon as possible after they are delivered to your home. Itis always suggested to provide an area for the delivery person to place the boxthat is out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures.
"What do I do with my fish once I've unpacked them?"
- Like you would with any new fish, let the entire bag float in your tank for 15-30 minutes. This allows the temperature withinthe bag to adjust to the same as your tank and will reduce temperature shock onthe fish. After this time, you can add all of the fish and water that is in thebag into your tank. The products used within the water for shipping will notharm any existing fish within your tank and actually makes the transition foryour new fish a bit easier. After this, expect your new fish to take a few daysto become fully adjusted, this includes hiding, floating at the top, sinking tothe bottom, and not eating. After a few days, your new fish should be acting aswimming like they normally would. At this point, enjoy your aquarium!
"I want to return my new fish because x,y,z?"
- Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns.We do recommend contacting us via email with yourorder number and as much information as possible. We will try to assist you inresolving whatever the issue may be.