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Giant gouramy

> Date: Fri, 08 Dec 1933 00:38:05 +0000
> From: "Susan" <snotabby at earthlink_net>
> Subject: Re: Duckweed Predator
> FBY writes:
> >  put a small Giant Gouramy (Osphronemus gouramy) in your tank
> Now there's an oxymoron if I ever read one!
> A _SMALL_ Giant Gourami? No such thing. <G>
> FBY, have you ever laid eyes on a full grown one? Not many folks
> would have
> the space to properly house a fish that can reach 20-24" in an aquarium.
> Susan

Yes, I have also eaten many of them. We used to culture them but we have
stopped for many years now. I experimented with feeding them only vegetable
material (including lots of duckweed, which is difficult ot find when you
need lots of them) and that makes their meat really palatable. Those
gouramies fed on pelletized food containing lots of fishmeal tend to have a
specific taste.

If goldfish works, then goldfish would be the way to go as the ones in the
market are dwarves compared to the wild type. Koi carp would also grow too

Frank Bambang Yuwono
PT Vivaria Indonesia
Exporter of live tropical fish and aquarium plants
Jakarta, Indonesia