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Old 07-28-2013, 06:59 AM   #1
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Male or female flame dwarf gourami

I currently have what I thought was 2 male flame dwarf gourami and 1 coral blue dwarf gourami but in the past week I have noticed one of the flame and the blue gourami have been making nests and the flame I had previously assumed was a male has a huge belly! It's still as active as it usually is and it's not pineconing so I don't think it's bloat (although I could be wrong)

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Old 07-28-2013, 07:24 AM   #2
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You have all males. Females are dull in colour, and are white hard to find since they aren't in demand. 3 males should typically be avoided due to aggression. What size tank are they in? If he's fat it could be bloat. Try feeding cooked deshelled peas.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:33 AM   #3
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My oval petshop has female dwarf gourami in at the moment and none of them are dull in colour. They have both the flame and the coral blue coloration and they look exactly like the males. This is why I'm confused
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My oval petshop has female dwarf gourami in at the moment and none of them are dull in colour. They have both the flame and the coral blue coloration and they look exactly like the males. This is why I'm confused
Then they aren't females! they would be males. Females are hard to find in the aquarium trade.
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Finally found females! I was so excited!
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I think she might be holding eggs already!
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