Definition of kissing gourami in English:

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kissing gourami

noun

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.
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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