Fish Species

Pink Kissing Gourami

Pink Kissing Gourami - Description

The Pink Kissing Gourami is also commonly known as the Kissing Fish or simply Kisser. They are a very popular freshwater tropical aquarium fish famous for their 'Kissing' lips. They use their protruding lips to suck algae from rocks. Males also 'lock' lips together when challenging each other to become dominant.

Popular Name: Pink Kissing Gourami
Species: Helostoma temminckii

Profile of the Pink Kissing Gourami

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Pink Kissing Gourami species.

  • Size: Up to 30cm

  • Fish Tank conditions: PH 6.8 to 8.5. Temp 22 to 28 Degrees

  • Diet / Feeding: Dried, Flaked or Frozen Food

  • Temperament: Not recommended as a good community fish

  • Habitat: Slow Moving, Shallow Waters, South East Asia

  • Behaviour: Can be territorial to smaller fish

  • Range: South East Asia: Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia

Scientific Classification of the Pink Kissing Gourami

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Helostoma temminckii

  • Popular Name: Pink Kissing Gourami

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Phylum: Chordata

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Perciformes

  • Family: Anabantoidei 


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Facts about Fish Species - Pink Kissing Gourami

The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process.


A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process.

The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi,
Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.

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