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Old 02-15-2011, 09:32 PM   #1
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Name that Gourami


I know it's a gourami...
I'm pretty sure it's some sort of dwarf gourami...
Can anyone please help me be more specific?
The pictures don't really do it's shiny copper/bronze color any justice but I hope they can help me figure out what this is.
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:47 PM   #2
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Very interesting fish! Looks like it could be a thick lipped gourami. Thick-Lipped Gourami (Colisa labiosa)

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Old 02-15-2011, 10:52 PM   #3
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It's really tough to tell most Gouramis apart, (especially by photos). This one definitely has me stumped. It looks like it could be a Honey Dwarf Gourami variety. By the pics, the colors don't look very vibrant, so possibly a female.
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Ya.... "Vibrant" is not a word I'd choose to use to describe her. "Shiny" or "metallic" maybe, but not "vibrant". Don't get me wrong, she's a pretty fish (for being not "vibrant") that's why I'm curious what kind of dwarf gourami she is.
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Old 02-15-2011, 11:09 PM   #5
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Ok... that is a much better pic! Is there any blue in the dorsal fin? It looks like there is in this pic and the pic on the left, but the one on the right it doesn't look blue.
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IMO I think it's either a female dwarf gourami, or female honey gourami.

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No blue on the dorsal fin. That's just the tank background you're seeing.
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No blue on the dorsal fin. That's just the tank background you're seeing.
Ok, I see that now(: sorry

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