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Home > Snakeskin Gourami Trichogaster pectoralis the largest gourami

Snakeskin Gourami Trichogaster pectoralis the largest gourami

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Trichogaster pectoralis photo Frank Schäfer

Trichogaster pectoralis the Snakeskin Gourami 

The Snakeskin Gourami is the largest and the most peaceful species of gourami. The animals can reach a maximum size of about 20-25 cm. This makes them also much sought for food fish in their home countries in south-east Asia. However, we prefer to enjoy their peaceful habit and the pretty coloration of the fish. Typically, the fish is harvested as a small adult, dried and salted for consumption.
 
Over the past years a debate is pursued about the correct generic name of the gouramis. The professional ichthyologists argue that it cannot be accepted to continue an old error. After a rigid interpretation of the international rules of nomenclature all gouramis formerly known under the generic name of Trichogaster have to be placed in Trichopodus now and all species placed in Colisa must be called Trichogaster.
 
Another group of concerned people - the pragmatists - argue that it is not desirable to change well-known names after more than 70 years unnecessarily. The gouramis are a group of fish of a high economic value. The rules allow exceptions. And this is a case where an exception should be made. One should keep in mind that the rules are made to hinder confusion, not to increase or create confusion.
 
This academical debate is still going on. But it is undisputed that snakeskin gouramis make wonderful aquarium fish - no matter what name they bear!
 
For our customers: the animals have code 469733 on our stock list. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.
 
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer
 
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