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 (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.]
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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]
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(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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causes high mortality and reduce survival rate of gouramy in hatchery.
In this study, we isolated antagonistic bacteria from healthy gouramy pond and evaluated the bacterial isolates to control Saprolegnia.
Infected gouramy eggs from hatchery pond were collected and placed in sterile glass bottle.
Fifteen water samples were randomly colected from freshwater of healthy gouramy pond culture in Perbaungan, North Sumatra.
Ctenopharyngodon idella and Ospronemus gouramy were also used to control mansonoides mosquitoes by checking the growth of aquatic weeds, which support mosquito breeding (62,63).
Giant Gourami (Ospronemus gouramy: Anabantoidei) as a potential agent for control of weeds, the breeding source for the vectors of Brugia malayi.
Leknes, "Eosinophilic granule cells and endocytic cells in intestinal wall of pearl gouramy (Anabantidae: Teleostei)," Fish & Shellfish Immunology, vol.
lopis is used), and fish eggs (mainly of Kissing Gouramy, Helostoma temminckii or biawan) (Giesen, 1987; Dudley, 2000).
The latter were mainly based on exotics such as Nile Tilapia Oreochromis nioticus and Snake-skin Gouramy Trichogaster pectoralis, both of which fortunately did not thrive in the lake system.
ANABANTOIDEI LUCIOCEPHALIDAE Luciocephalus pulcher Pikehead HELOSTOMATIDAE Helostoma temminckii Kissing Gouramy OSPHRONEMIDAE Osphronemus goramy Giant Gouramy Osphronemus cf.