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Old 06-23-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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What type of gourami?

I got this little fish (about 1.75"?) from a LFS in a tank just labeled mixed gourami. I thought a honey gourami but she (just seems very feminine to me) looks very pale and not as broad vertically. I think it's my favorite actual fish, I love how gracefully it moved and one time it scared the heck out of me by smoothly gliding out of the eye of one of my skull ornaments when I was staring into it looking if I can find the pleco. Eerie and pale, it came from the darkness!

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Old 06-23-2013, 04:52 PM   #2
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Looks like my honey gouramis. My lfs told me the males will have red around the tail fins and females have a dark line down their side.
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
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We have a dwarf gourami who looks just like that with some red on the fins. So maybe dwarf instead of honey?
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Old 06-23-2013, 04:56 PM   #4
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Oh really, mine were advertised as honeys. Would the difference between dwarf and honeys be size? Had mine about a year and they're just about 2 inches now.
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I could be wrong though...could have been mislabeled!
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:10 PM   #6
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Either way I do love my honeys. Very peaceful, got some red ones a little while back and when their colours come out in full they're so pretty
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I agree! We love our gouramis. I saw a tiny reddishone today at our LFS that I wanted!
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Looks like colisa chuna. This is a smaller gourami species
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Thanks. So do you guys thinks its a boy or girl? Not that it particularly matters, it's name is already Custard.
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Old 06-23-2013, 09:25 PM   #10
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Not sure how to tell gender on Gouramis. Sorry!
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Old 06-23-2013, 11:45 PM   #11
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Sexing gouramis is actually all about the dorsal fin. Females will have a shorter, rounder top fin while the males have a longer, often pointed or flared fin. From the picture yours looks male, but I could be wrong!
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