From Microcosm Aquarium Explorer
Denizens of shallow water that is often muddy and depleted of oxygen, these fishes have the ability to gulp air at the surface and process it in a labyrinth organ, hence a common name for the group: Labyrinth Fishes.
- Belontiinae (combtail gouramies)
- Luciocephalinae (gouramies and pikehead)
- Macropodinae (Siamese fighting fishes, paradisefishes)
- Osphroneminae (giant gouramies)
Taxonomic rank: Family
Common name: GOURAMIS and BETTAS
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Captive care: Easily cared for in most cases, although some species grow quite large.
Feeding: Omnivores that feed heavily on insects, insect larvae, and small crustaceans.
Notes: Bettas and many gouramis are bubblenest builders, but some members of the family are mouthbrooders.
- Blue Gourami
- Crescent Betta
- Croaking Gourami
- Dwarf Croaking Gourami
- Dwarf Gourami
- Giant Gourami
- Honey Gourami
- Moonlight Gourami
- Paradise Fish
- Pearl Gourami
- Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta)
- Thick-Lipped Gourami