Effortlessly the most typical of the gouramis, the three spot gourami is an unbelievable powder blue in colour, overlaid with a wavy pattern like a water mark. Two black dots on the body, one about centre, the other near the tail, together with the eye, form the 3 spots from which it gets the well-liked name. The ventral fins are long and hairlike, and are generally stretched forward as if utilized as feelers.
The three spot is 5 inches long when fully grown, and tends to bully smaller fish.
Sexing is by the dorsal fin, as for other gouramis, and breeding follows the standard description.