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Old 07-25-2014, 11:10 PM   #1
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Dwarf gourami male or female?

I'd like to know if my gourami is male or female and how do you tell? Also an info on breeding them would be great! Could I breed them in this tank 10 gallon planted with 8 neon tetras ramshorn and pond snails as tank mates.

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Old 07-25-2014, 11:30 PM   #2
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I'm going with male


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Old 07-26-2014, 12:11 AM   #3
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I say male too. Male DG's tend to be a little brighter red and that one seems pretty red.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:59 AM   #4
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Male. Females are usually dull
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Any other way to tell other then color? I was thinking about getting a different kind of dwarf gourami for this guy? Or should I breed the same type of gourami? Is it bad to cross them?

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Old 07-26-2014, 01:07 AM   #6
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The females have smaller rounded dorsal fins normally. Get another dwarf. It doesn't have to be the same color morph though. Also it can be hard to find female dwarfs
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You should look for a drabber looking one (hopefully a female XD) and they will get along swimmingly!

DG's do well with almost everything. But shrimp. No good with shrimp or bettas. Another DG would be okay though.
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Every one has such different experiences. My baby shrimp used to punk my dg for food! But they fought with each other (2 males in a 29 tall is a bad idea)


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Old 07-26-2014, 02:04 AM   #9
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Ok thanks for all the great info I hope I can find a nice female for my guy maybe a flame or honey(:

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They don't sell females in chain pet stores like Petco/Petsmart as far as I know. Not sure why. Maybe people don't buy dull brown fish (females).

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