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I just had to post this pic
I just had to post this pic
I just had to post this pic
Ok so my 10 month old daughter loves to talk to my 2ft+ giant gourami and i finally got a photo this morning :)
posted by: Michael Read

Apr 3rd, 2008
Views: 20803 Rated: (56 votes)

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R Kizel » posted 2008/04/03 10:57 pm
that is the biggest gourami i have ever seen!
Shaun O'Connor » posted 2008/04/03 10:59 pm
Hybrid gourami/whale?
Juan Damelines » posted 2008/04/03 11:02 pm
yo that big thing can eat her man !!! WOW
Michael Read » posted 2008/04/03 11:02 pm  
lol Hybrid gourami/whale?
no he is a true giant gourami :)
Christie & Joe » posted 2008/04/03 11:02 pm
Great picture! Huge fish!!
michael gilchrist » posted 2008/04/03 11:03 pm
OMG!!! thats huge!..what size of tank is he a 250?
Rolando DFL » posted 2008/04/03 11:04 pm
wow, what a pic
Juan Damelines » posted 2008/04/03 11:05 pm  
what does she tell him ??
Michael Read » posted 2008/04/03 11:08 pm  
Ok he lives in 1200 litre tank which is around 317 gallons, tank measures 8ft x 2.5ft x 2.5ft
I will do a short video of him later let u all know where to view it :)
Roger Hopper (m) » posted 2008/04/03 11:12 pm
Great picture.. Cute baby, and nice fish..
R Kizel » posted 2008/04/03 11:12 pm  

Wat does it eat? or who?
Alex Odesit » posted 2008/04/03 11:20 pm
amazing picture. A + for keeping true Giant Gourami
brian cochran » posted 2008/04/03 11:20 pm
WOW!!!! Now that is a BIG fish... cool shot..
Michael Read » posted 2008/04/03 11:40 pm  
He eats cherry tomatos, cucumber, zuchinni, blocks of blood worm, carrot, strawberries, earth worms, super size cichlid pellets umm yeah he eats anything :)
James Riggs » posted 2008/04/04 12:02 am
amazing fish. You need a "beware of fish" sign for your front door!
Frank Donato » posted 2008/04/04 12:15 am
Kay Bee19 » posted 2008/04/04 12:17 am
michael diaz » posted 2008/04/04 12:37 am
Very cute!
*Christian* :o) » posted 2008/04/04 12:39 am
WOW.............! Nice pic
Aaron B » posted 2008/04/04 12:48 am
:O M-O-N-S-T-E-R!!!! Very nice!
robert johnson » posted 2008/04/04 12:58 am
thats pretty rad biggest asian gourami i've seen he would be near 20 years old ? a lfs near me has one thats 16 years old in a farly small tank for him i like yours
***kylie *** » posted 2008/04/04 01:03 am
THATS IS THE BIGGEST GOURAMI I HAVE EVER SEEN.. awesome great tank great fish and the cutet little girl...
Michael Read » posted 2008/04/04 01:20 am  
Well actually he is only 10 yrs old (that i have been told anyway) :)
He spent his whole life in this 8ft tank as a display fish in a pet store until i bought him & his home when the store closed down so he lives in my lounge room.
bip_ 4u (m) » posted 2008/04/04 02:01 am
Massive! Love the interaction between the baby and the fish.
karrie edwards » posted 2008/04/04 02:01 am
joshua castillo » posted 2008/04/04 02:03 am
robert johnson » posted 2008/04/04 02:10 am
yer well your one must off got that big because of the tank size the one at my lfs in in a 5ft tank
Michael Read » posted 2008/04/04 02:14 am  
As i mentioned earlier, the tank is 8ft x 2.5ft x 2.5ft and holds 1200 litres (317 gallons) of water
matty c » posted 2008/04/04 02:16 am
Michael Read » posted 2008/04/04 02:17 am  
Well the more space these fish get the bigger they grow, he wont be getting any bigger in the tank he is in i hope :)
joshua weeks » posted 2008/04/04 05:24 am
THE chuck » posted 2008/04/04 05:36 am
great pic
Michael Read » posted 2008/04/04 08:08 am  
Ok here is a little vid i did tonite of my little girl playing with the big guy :)
Scott Fisher » posted 2008/04/04 08:22 am
omg .. he could take her whole arm in his mouth ... very cute video ... she was doin some talkin ..
jon amman » posted 2008/04/04 08:24 am
WOW ! Great shot.
Dan Noon (m) » posted 2008/04/04 08:49 am
awesome pic and fish. i saw some at toronto zoo that were this big.
Michael Read » posted 2008/04/04 08:58 am  
Sadly u dont see these big guys much anymore :(
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2008/04/04 12:08 pm
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2008/04/04 12:12 pm
They are all over my area. U.S. Boy best pic I've seen in a while. Amazing.
Nathan Sederholm » posted 2008/04/04 12:13 pm  
That Bala Shark is really big too.
fourdell kidson » posted 2008/04/04 12:25 pm
Frank Shortt » posted 2008/04/04 12:52 pm
matty c » posted 2008/04/04 02:27 pm
this pic beats the 1 i posted with my girl and knife fish ,that gourami is awsome, good pic
scott king » posted 2008/04/04 02:36 pm
man that is awsome.
When is he going into the pan?? J/K
Juan Damelines » posted 2008/04/04 04:53 pm
Nice video there that thing is HUGE!!! did u saw the RT fighting other cichlid on the back!
justin graham » posted 2008/04/04 04:55 pm
One word MONSTER
Michael Read » posted 2008/04/04 08:07 pm  
The little festae in the video was fighting with my male fenestratus & the bala shark is 40cm long.
Anyone who wants to see the video can find it here.¤t=MVI_2635.flv
Martin Verduzco » posted 2008/04/04 08:09 pm
WOW what a monster
Shawn Williams » posted 2008/04/04 08:15 pm
That's insane!
Shawn Williams » posted 2008/04/04 08:16 pm  
The IRLs aren't working for me. :(
aaron blank » posted 2008/04/04 08:18 pm
i have to agree with the first posting that thing is flippin huge
Martin Verduzco » posted 2008/04/04 08:19 pm  
same here Shawn
Juan Damelines » posted 2008/04/04 08:21 pm  
Martinsinho how u want this with jabaneros or jalapeƱos lol
Denise Cruz » posted 2008/04/04 08:33 pm
That is the cutest picture I have seen.
John Young » posted 2008/04/04 11:25 pm
Niquey B » posted 2008/04/06 12:53 am
jason urquhart » posted 2008/04/06 01:39 am
Brandon Compton » posted 2008/04/09 09:45 pm  
Susan Flowers » posted 2008/04/25 07:08 pm
Michael, may I ask, where did you find a tank that size?? I have an albino giant that is quickly out growing her 75gal. Thanks!
(anonymous) » posted 2008/06/21 02:57 am
tony henderson » posted 2009/11/07 04:08 pm
no matter how old this pic is ,its worth another post
mo beats » posted 2009/11/07 04:12 pm
amazing, how does the pic of the hour work? is it random?
tony henderson » posted 2009/11/07 04:14 pm  
ya as far as i know,this pic really cool though
mo beats » posted 2009/11/07 04:20 pm  
oh yea,what i call dream tank
Angel Foster » posted 2009/11/07 05:07 pm
I'd have never guessed that's a gourami
Monis Bukhari » posted 2009/11/07 06:04 pm
jason pham » posted 2009/11/23 03:20 am  
awww what a cute baby and what an impressive fish by anyone's standards ^_^
matthew sales » posted 2010/05/16 12:23 am  
nice fish and tank. do you have to get your scuba gear out to do a water change!!!!
Vince Cooper (m) » posted 2010/05/16 12:26 am
Patrick Trow » posted 2011/02/09 09:26 pm  
That's a monster!
Chris Bradbury » posted 2011/02/09 09:33 pm
Looks like the one's I see at Toronto zoo!! lol that guy is massive@!!
hannes kloppers » posted 2011/08/12 07:45 am
Joey Solomon » posted 2011/12/28 10:53 pm
Danaraj Sekar » posted 2012/04/29 10:52 pm
God need a new link for the to see the guy...btw nice tank and GG!
Kim Sampson » posted 2012/08/27 10:04 pm
Tina and Andy » posted 2012/12/12 02:56 pm
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Alexander Langer

Alexander Langer

cool, one of my favorites :)
Dee Casta

Its probably not a good idea if you have it in a tank with gourami & tetras
Dee Casta

Its a jack dempsey
Alexander Langer

as said in the other picture, could be true. Aquidens (blue acara) are know
Alexander Langer

wow, great colors, beautiful!
Alexander Langer

it's still small, but to me it seems as a blue acara is plausible. Wait unt