Elephant Ear Giant Gourami (Osphronemus exodon)


The Elephant Ear Giant Gourami is a recently described and uncommonly imported species of Giant Gourami that can be distinguished by its elongated gill cover, protruding teeth, and large spot just before the tail. In the wild, they feed largely on fruit and aquatic vegetation and should be offered plenty of fruit and vegetable based foods in the aquarium. Despite their large size, they are typically gentle giants, and are extremely personable “pet” fish that will beg for food and often learn to recognize their owners. They are hardy and undemanding but will need a suitably large tank to be kept successfully.



Elephant Ear Giant Gourami (Osphronemus exodon)

Origin: Wild Thailand
Diet: Mainly herbivorous, will accept most prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 20″+
Recommended Tank Size: 150 gallons
Compatibility: Some fish can be slightly aggressive towards tankmates, but most are relatively peaceful, especially when larger.

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-82F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm

Shipping Note: Due to size, the need for extra packing, and space requirements, larger sizes may not be eligible for our flat rate shipping. We strongly recommend shipping large fish via air cargo when possible. Please contact us for a quote or for additional shipping info.