Giant gourami

Osphronemus goramy

Osphronemus goramy (Giant gourami)
Distribution
no distribution map available
least concern



Habitat
Temperature:
S19.0-32.0 °C
Salinity:
Sfresh to brackish water
Photoperiod:
S11-13 h
Substrate:
Syes
Trophic level:
not investigated by us yet
Growth
Length:
not investigated by us yet
Weight:
not investigated by us yet
Maturity:
no data found yet
Malformations:
no data found yet
Morphology:
not investigated by us yet
Swimming
Home range:
no data found yet
Depth:
S1.6-5.0 m
Speed:
not investigated by us yet
Migration:
no data found yet
Type:
not investigated by us yet
Reproduction
Nest building:
no data found yet
Courtship:
no data found yet
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
not investigated by us yet
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
no data found yet
Organisation:
not investigated by us yet
Aggression:
Syes
Handling
Farming frequency:
175,428 t/year 2018
Farming stress:
Syes
Slaughter protocol:
Sno

Farming remarks

Osphronemus goramy
Li0  ❘  Po0  ❘  Ce0
FishTalk

Osphronemus goramy of the family Osphronemidae is originally living in freshwater bodies of Southeast Asia. By now, it has been introduced into Europe, Australia, and India. Despite its slow growth and low fecundity, it is being assumed suitable for farming due to its air breathing, which makes it withstand low oxygen levels in ponds, and the possibility to thrive on a mostly plant-based diet. Farming has probably been done for hundreds of years and has increased in intensity, while the wild stocks have decreased. A main caveat in production is the large variation in reproduction partially assumed to be caused by unfavourable sex ratios, but non-invasive sexing might be one way of improvement.
For O. goramy to increase its FishEthoScore, more research is needed on the biology and on natural conditions of home range, depth, migration, reproduction, aggregation, aggression, substrate, as well as on water parameter requirements, stress, and stunning. High mortality in larvae and fry stage and decrease in reproduction in spawners might be reduced by moving hatcheries and broodstock facilities inside to protect them from sun and rain, predators, disease, and noise and to better control water parameters.

Note: Due to reaching maturity after the typical age and weight at slaughter, there is no age class "Adults" in the profile.

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