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Since Trichogaster chuna is widely distributed and without significant threats, it is assessed as Least Concern.
There is no information on the population and its trends for this species, but survey data suggests that it is relatively widespread and common.
Most species has been found in pools, ditches, innundated fields, ponds and beels. Occurs in rivers and lakes with vegetation.
Level of collection for the aquarium trade varies, but the threats to this species remain unknown.
There are no current threats, but the level of collection for the aquarium trade should be monitored.
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Topfer, J.andSchindler, I. 2009. On the type species of Trichopodus (Teleostei: Perciformes: Osphronemidae. Vertebrate Zoology 59(1): 49-51.