Definition of kissing gourami in English:

kissing gourami

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  • An edible SE Asian freshwater fish which is widely kept in aquaria. Individuals sometimes press their fleshy lips together, probably as a threat display.
    • Helostoma temminickii, family Helostomatidae
    More example sentences
    • The way to tell the difference between male and female kissing gourami is to look at their sides.
    • The kissing gourami is a peaceful species that should be housed with fishes of similar size and temperament.
    • Shallow, slow-moving, and thickly vegetated backwaters are the kissing gourami's natural habitat.

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