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Old 12-18-2008, 02:51 AM   #1
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Female Gourami's?

i brought these 2 dwarf gouramis the other day and i was wondering if they were male or female or both. im hoping they are both so i can try to breed them. can anyone help and tell me what sex they are?

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Old 12-18-2008, 07:11 AM   #2
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They both look like females to me.(in response to lawrie.1, the ones in the original post look to be both males)
As for males getting along together?
I have 3 males and they did become somewhat aggressive to each other when I had them in my 20 gallon but not to the point of injury. since I have moved them to my 75 gallon they get along great.
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I don't know that those are females: do they ever have more color than we're seeing in their pictures? Those could be just waking up males.
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I was basing my post partly on the shape of the dorsal fin.
My males dorsal fins come to a definite point at the rear.(compare to the pics in the first post)
Although I do not have female dwarfs I do have female gouramis and the fins on them are rounded at the rear as in the 2 pics above. Although a better pic of the dorsal fins standing up would help.
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thanks guys. the top one has a bit more colour in real life.. its a bit more red.
if they start to lose colour is that bad?
whats rong with them? the bottom one is starting to lose colour and its fading away . its happening at the back of the fish but the otherone is fine. is it sick?
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