Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Osphronemidae
(Gouramies) > Luciocephalinae
Etymology: Trichogaster: Greek, thrix = hair + Greek, gaster = stomach (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; dH range: 4 - 10. Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 13371), preferred ?
Asia: South Myanmar. Widely transported around the world as part of the aquarium fish trade industry.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1672)
Found in rivers. Aquarium keeping: minimum aquarium size 100 cm (Ref. 51539).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Builds bubble-nest. Lays 500-600 eggs.
Rüber, L., R. Britz and R. Zardoya, 2006. Molecular phylogenetics and evolutionary diversification of labyrinth fishes (Perciformes: Anabantoidei). Syst. Biol. 55(3):374-397. (Ref. 58343)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: highly commercial
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02138 (0.00883 - 0.05178), b=3.03 (2.81 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=500-600 eggs (Ref. 1672
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .