Lifespan Of Gouramis?

  1. Ski Member Member

    I have 3 gold color Gouramis for almost 3 years now, they have grown from about 2 inches to about 5 in that time, always thriving.
    Lately they have been slow and acting odd. No outward signs of illness (spots, fungus, etc). They are eating.

    Are they just old at 3 and at the end of a happy life?
  2. KimberlyG Well Known Member Member

  3. Ski Member Member

    Not sure. They are a golden color

  4. KimberlyG Well Known Member Member

    A lot of places list the lifespan for most gouramis as 4 years. Pearls at 8. But that is a guideline and probably for people who only take okay care of their tanks. I was just on a site trying to get you information and someone had a problem with a 16 year old kissing gourami. Of course everyone started the "Oh really? that must be a world record!" type of reply until a couple other people started chiming in saying it was quite possible, they had gouramis live a very long time. I think that is quite the exception but 5 to 6 years would be expected.