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gou·ra·mi

 (go͝o-rä′mē, go͝or′ə-)
n. pl. gourami or gou·ra·mis or gou·ra·mies
Any of various freshwater fishes of Southeast Asia of the families Osphronemidae and sometimes Belontiidae, capable of breathing air and popular in home aquariums.

[Malay gurami, carp, of Javanese origin.]

gourami

(ˈɡʊərəmɪ)
n, pl -mi or -mis
1. (Animals) a large SE Asian labyrinth fish, Osphronemus goramy, used for food and (when young) as an aquarium fish
2. (Animals) any of various other labyrinth fishes, such as Helostoma temmincki (kissing gourami), many of which are brightly coloured and popular aquarium fishes
[from Malay gurami]

gou•ra•mi

(gʊˈrɑ mi)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -mi, (esp. for kinds or species) -mis.
any of various tropical freshwater labyrinth fishes, of Asia and Africa, esp. Osphronemus goramy, a large Oriental food fish, and others popular for home aquariums.
[1875–80; < Malay]
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Acid-fast bacterial infection and its control in Three-spot Gouramies, Trichogaster tricopterus.
Hollis (1985) conditioned a fish species (blue gouramies, Trichogaster trichopterus) to respond to a red light conditioned stimulus after pairing it with visual access to an opposite sex conspecific.