I saw a news article a while back about a London aquarium, the Sea Life London Aquarium, where a fish, Gary the gourami, had a serious Kit Kat habit. The aquarium reported that he was healthy but they slowly weaned him off this diet of candy by hiding the candy inside grapes. Fruit is the normal diet for gouramis, the plural of gourami by the way, so this was a clever trick similar to hiding carrots in your child's meal by mashing them or liquidifing them.
Was Gary healthy for a gourami? He weighed 4kg and was 40cm long but is that a good size for a gourami? What is a gourami? A gourami is a tropical, freshwater fish that can and will eat almost anything. Contrary to what the newspaper articles claimed of a fruit based diet, the Aquatic Community article on gourami said they need a wide range of from including proteins, veggies and fruits to be most healthy. They also vary greatly in size from the tiny 5cm to the 60 cm which is about two feet! They can live for 25+ years in captivity, too, if they are taken care of properly.
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