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I have Giant Red Tail Gourami (Osphronemus Laticvius)...i want to know the best way to keep in such as size of tank, food etc...[/b]
 

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Hi ermizam, and welcome to the forum.

I have moved this to a more appropriate section for you. :)
 

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Thank you for the reply...my Osphronemus Laticvius is very active eater...almost eat anything including cockroaches...is it okay? :?: i also have one problem to take care this fish..becauze of going outstation for a period of 2 or 3 weeks...how to feed the fish when i'm not in home...are there any solutions other than asking my friends to feed him...? :oops: tqvm...
 

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you can buy those automatic feeders (there machines, not those little chalky blocks that are meant to last for a few days) they cost around 25 dollars each, you can fit around 2-4 weeks food in there but for a fish that big you might need quite a few of those machines....
 

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I see....thanks...i'll get one soon...seems that u have a Osphronemus Laticvius as your pet...i want to ask u...the characteristics of top quality Osphronemus Laticvius?
 

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tank size..

3 ft length & 1.5 ft width.....i guest...is it ok? :)
 

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not really, needs at least 6 feet (72 inches) by 2 feet (24 inches) by 2 feet (24 inches)

the tank will be ok while the fish is still small but when it is fully grown it will need a tank that big.
 

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Thank you...my gourami now is about a palm of hand in size...i think 3 ft by 1.5 ft should be ok for now right....
 

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If that's him in your avatar, that's a beautiful fish, ermizam.

You're right in believing that a 50 breeder is big enough for now (36x18x18), but keep a close eye on him. At some point you will have to move to at least a 120, (48x24x24), better still a 150 (60x24x24), or best of all, a 180 (72x24x24). It's very important for this size fish that the tank be at least 2 feet top to bottom and back to front. They need to have a comfortable amount of water under them and they need to have at least their own body length in which to turn around.

If you can't do that, well, at least you are in its native range, so you could release it into the wild or set up an outdoor pond.
 

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Ok...getting a larger tank shouldn't be a problem in the future...thanks...
 
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