Pink Kissing Gourami

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They’re algae and filter feeders. Flake foods are best. I recommend veggie or spirulina flakes. Avoid pellets.

If I had one, I’d grow algae in the tank for it to naturally graze on, as well.

Be aware they can be a long time commitment as they’re long lived.
 

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And they need a 55 gallon minimum (only if it grows to only be 8 inches). If it grows bigger than that they need a 65-75.
 
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Ok. Thank you! Do you know by chance how long it'll take for him to grow to 8 inches?
 

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aside from huge size, the "kissing" behavior is actually a sign of aggression. Choose tankmates wisely
 

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That's why I said if it grows bigger than 8 inches it will need a bigger tank lol
Agree, but consider this: if a pink kisser grows to less then 8 inches it's because it has been stunted. Fish get stunted due to being improperly kept. Usually it's caused by too small of a tank. Stunting also causes a shortened lifespan.

I love long lived fish. It really is rewarding to get a fish as a juvenile. Starting out at an inch, then 10 years later it's 10 inches. What size tank is OP planning to put this fish in?
 
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Agree, but consider this: if a pink kisser grows to less then 8 inches it's because it has been stunted. Fish get stunted due to being improperly kept. Usually it's caused by too small of a tank. Stunting also causes a shortened lifespan.

I love long lived fish. It really is rewarding to get a fish as a juvenile. Starting out at an inch, then 10 years later it's 10 inches. What size tank is OP planning to put this fish in?
Once he gets too big I'll ask my friend if she can put him in her aunts 200 gallon heated pond
 

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I had a pink kissing gourami for about 10 years. Loved him/her. It was before I knew about fishkeeping, so unfortunately was not in the right size tank (29 gallon), and I know that now. But it was a really nice fish.
 
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