Betta splendens (Siamese fighting fish)

Taxonomy: Betta splendens which is most known as the Siamese fighting fish belongs to the Osphronemidae family and Anabantoidei suborder. Distribution-Habitat: The species is native to Southeast Asia (Thailand). Betta splendens like his relative’s the gouramis inhabit in slow streams, ponds, rice fields, rivers. In general, the species occur in low oxygen, plant-choked, low mineral…

Helostoma temminkii (kissing-gourami)

Taxonomy: Helostoma temminkii which is most known as the kissing gourami belongs to the Helostomatidae family and Anabantoidei suborder. Distribution-Habitat: The species is native of Asia (the Malay Peninsula, Thailand, Sumatra, and Borneo) but, has been introduced in different countries due to human consumption. Kissing gouramis inhibit densely vegetated rivers, swamps, streams that can be…

Trichopsis vittata (Croaking gourami)

Taxonomy: Trichopsis vittata which is most known as the croaking which belongs to the Osphronemidae family and Anabantoidei suborder. In the past, the species have changed their scientific names such as Osphromenus vittatus, Trichopus striatus, and Trichopsis harrisi by several scientists. Distribution-Habitat: The species is native to Southeast Asia in a wide geographic range (Thailand,…

Trichogaster trichopterus ( three-spot gourami)

Taxonomy: Trichogaster trichopterus which is most known as the pearl gourami belongs to the Osphronemidae family and Anabantoidei suborder. Another common name of the species is the lavender gourami. Trichogaster trichopterus may also be known as Trichopodus trichopterus. Distribution-Habitat: The species is native to Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia) but, has been…

Trichogaster Pectoralis (snakeskin gourami)

Taxonomy: Trichogaster pectoralis which is most known as the Snakeskin gourami belongs to the Osphronemidae family and Anabantoidei suborder. In the past, the species have changed their scientific names by scientists to Osphronemus saigonensis. Distribution-Habitat: The species is native of Asia ( Vietnam, Cambodia, the Malay Peninsula, and Thailand) but, has been introduced in different…

Trichogaster microlepis (moonlight gourami)

Taxonomy: Trichogaster microlepis which is most known as the moonlight gourami belongs to the Osphronemidae family and Anabantoidei suborder. Trichogaster microlepis may also be known as Deschauenseeia chryseus, Trichopus parvipinnis Sauvage, and Osphromenus microlepis. Distribution-Habitat: The species is native to Southeast Asia (Thailand and Cambodia) but, has been introduced in different countries. Moonlight gouramis inhabit…

Trichogaster leeri (pearl gourami)

Taxonomy: Trichogaster leeri which is most known as the pearl gourami belongs to the Osphronemidae family and Anabantoidei suborder. Another common name of the species is the mosaic gourami. In the past, the species have changed their scientific names by scientists to Trichopodus leeri and Trichopus leeri. Distribution-Habitat: The species is native to Southeast Asia…

Colisa chuna (Honey gourami)

Taxonomy: Colisa chuna which is most known as the Honey gourami belongs to the Osphronemidae family and Anabantoidei suborder. In the past, the species have changed their scientific names by scientists to Trichopodus sota, Polyacanthus sota, and Trichogaster chuna. Distribution-Habitat: The species is native of Asia ( Bangladesh and Northern India). Honey Gouramis inhibits slow-moving…

Colisa lalia (dwarf gourami)

Taxonomy: Colisa lalia which is most known as the dwarf gourami belongs to the Osphronemidae family and Anabantoidei suborder. In the past, the species have changed their scientific names by scientists to Trichogaster lalia, Trichogaster lalius, Trichopodus lalius, and Polyacanthis lalius. Moreover, as stated by Eschmeyer (2017), the valid name of the species is Trichogaster…