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Old 04-14-2019, 08:03 PM   #11
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Oh I wanted to also thank you for the pics of your male and female rainbow..I have had a hard time finding a good pic of a female. Based on your pics I believe that both mine are male. The one you thought looked female with the fuzzy lip is actually the one who colors up and courts our dwarf blue female gourami and ignores the other bosemani. Both have identical dorsal (the front part lays over the back part) and both have an orange rear half. Only one really colors up but I think he is the dominant male. Again, thanks so much for your help, I really appreciate it. Glad you also noticed the fuzzy lip..lol..my husband said it was nothing.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:57 PM   #12
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Both gouramis are male. Female dwarf gouramis are actually this really bland, silvery color. You won't find them often in stores because not many people would buy them.

If a dwarf gourami is colorful, it's a male.
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:11 AM   #13
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It'll be best to ask the local shop if they can exchange only make rainbow for a female then try and but another female. It's a good rule of thumb to have two females to every one male.
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:43 AM   #14
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Both gouramis are male. Female dwarf gouramis are actually this really bland, silvery color. You won't find them often in stores because not many people would buy them.

If a dwarf gourami is colorful, it's a male.
Not arguing just clarifying it for MY mind. The fish in the first pic looks distinctly one colour(blue/silver)as opposed to the one in pic 3 which has the gorgeous striping which is why I said it was female
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:38 AM   #15
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Both gouramis are male. Female dwarf gouramis are actually this really bland, silvery color. You won't find them often in stores because not many people would buy them.

If a dwarf gourami is colorful, it's a male.
Most of the time this is true but not with this gourami. This is a color morph of a dwarf gourami so you can have females that are colorful also.

Powder blue dwarf gouramis female
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Old 04-16-2019, 12:04 AM   #16
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Not arguing just clarifying it for MY mind. The fish in the first pic looks distinctly one colour(blue/silver)as opposed to the one in pic 3 which has the gorgeous striping which is why I said it was female
That gourami would be considered "powder blue" or "electric blue". The females are like, silver silver. There's no mistaking it. Lol
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So it IS female? It's been 25+ years since I kept Houramis but I was reasonably sure I was correct
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My male bosemani thinks it is female.. he colors up and hugs right tight to it.. that was why I was questioning its gender. I thought it was male too. I guess my bosemani knows best or is sexually confused. Lol
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He identifies as a female
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Hahaha. Oh boy , I never thought I’d hear that about fish but I guess this is the world we live in. Lol
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