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Old 09-26-2012, 09:12 PM   #1
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Pearl gourami questions

So I picked up a pearl gourami today at my LFS. I was told it was a female. And would like I make sure of that.. I also noticed to small bumps/dots on the fish. O on the top rear end of the fish. And another on the bottom fine. Would anyone be able to identify what these are?
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:15 PM   #3
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Looks like a guy i have a rare moonspot gourmai



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Old 09-26-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:21 PM   #6
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The males are more colorful
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The males are more colorful
Cool fish and yes they are
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:53 PM   #8
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So yours might be a female and another way to tell is the anal fin
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:40 AM   #9
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From what I know of gouramis...that is a female. The dorsal and anal fins are rounded...not pointed...so female. . Pretty fish!
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From what I know of gouramis...that is a female. The dorsal and anal fins are rounded...not pointed...so female. . Pretty fish!
That is good to hear. I am just worried about the dots I noticed on her
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:53 AM   #11
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Yep definitely female, I have a male his fins are more pointed & he's more colorful

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So does anyone have any ideas of the bumps. Is it something I need to medicate?
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Its probably ick so get tablets to treat them
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So does anyone have any ideas of the bumps. Is it something I need to medicate?
Is it like the fish has been sprinkled with grains of salt?
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Is it like the fish has been sprinkled with grains of salt?
Yes both bumps look like that
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Are the spots fuzzy?...discoloration in the scales?...it's hard to tell from the photos. They look larger than ich spots to me...
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Are the spots fuzzy?...discoloration in the scales?...it's hard to tell from the photos. They look larger than ich spots to me...
The scales are normal. Spots or more a pale white color. Hard to take photos she is very skidish. Is that normal?
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The scales are normal. Spots or more a pale white color. Hard to take photos she is very skidish. Is that normal?
Mine was nervous when I first got him but he settle in.
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I can't really tell with the fotos my fone isn't very good sorry
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Are they growing or changing in any way? What is in with her? Do you use salt in your tank?
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