Local common name:
Osphronemlidae [Giant Gourami]
[max to 70 cm SL]
Up to 10 m
Commercial Fisheries; Aquaculture; Aquarium.
Yes, it had been introduced here. Native from Malaysia upwards to Indochina, Indonesia etc. This fish was caught by Gloomis, somewhere in Singapore.
Swamps, lakes, rivers. Stagnant water. Feeds on plants & animals. Can survive out of water for long periods.
Body drab, juveniles with vertical bars. Soft-rayed portion of anal fin greatly enlarged Caudal fin rounded.
Photo courtesy of 'Gloomis'
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