Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-23-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 74
Sexing a pearl gourami

Hi I have a pearl gourami, had it since august and I'm not sure if it's male or female. I'm pretty sure it's a male, because it has "fringe" on its pelvic fin (the one under it's belly, not sure if that's the right name for it) I read that males always have it but wasn't sure it it was supposed to be in the front or back, mine has it in the front. Also the red coloring, it's very very faint and when we vacuum it disappears almost entirely.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-966363931.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	107.8 KB
ID:	133561   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1188450227.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	105.3 KB
ID:	133562  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1238300128.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	106.3 KB
ID:	133563  
__________________

__________________
freyar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 07:37 PM   #2
member

POTM Champion
Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: 42.2411įN/88.3161įW
Posts: 6,932
Female.
__________________

__________________
HUKIT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2012, 07:40 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 74
Thanks, she (who will need to be renamed from "Benny") was sold to me as a male.
__________________
freyar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2012, 07:16 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Andy Sager's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lake Wales, Florida
Posts: 6,120
Male Pearls have an orange glow to them near their front when preparing for spawning and don't usually get that rounded belly area which your fish appears to have. They also have a more elongated dorsal fin thanyours appears to have.
From this, I'd have to second , it's a female.
__________________
Andy Sager is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gourami, sexing

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×