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Old 02-19-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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Dwarf Gourami sex?

How do I tell the difference between male and female dwarf gouramis? I bought two randomly and am wondering if I have two males or a pair since one keeps chasing the other.
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:25 PM   #2
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I have one just like that one. I think it's a female. From what I have been told is male s have pointy fins

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My blue one's fins are pointier I wonder if that one is a male. The orange one seems to be the aggressive one chasing the other
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:02 AM   #4
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Is the orange one bigger?

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Yes it is quite a bit bigger
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Old 02-20-2014, 09:53 AM   #6
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Because I bought one that I thought it was a male because he had a pointier fin towards the back but was smaller and the one like yours kept picking on him every once in a while. And I found him dead n only had him for a week which I don't know why

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Old 02-20-2014, 12:17 PM   #7
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Dwarf gourami females are silvery gray. Here's a pic of one:
Dwarf Gourami (Female), Gouramis for Freshwater Aquariums | PetSolutions

Most fish stores buy males only. You pretty much have to find a breeder or special order a female.
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Old 02-20-2014, 07:02 PM   #8
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But I had one that had a rounded back fin and another one that had a pointy back fin so they were both males???

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They sometimes bite the points off the other males fins.

Females are Silver !

Colored DGs are male regardless of how pointy the fins are. And DGs may fight to the death in smaller tanks.

If one is getting picked on, move it.
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Old 02-21-2014, 07:57 AM   #10
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Ok ok females are silver. Lol. Then I had 2 males

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All juveniles have rounded back fins. The males grow longer fins as they mature, females don't. And yes, sometimes there is fin damage because they fight. But the color difference is glaringly obvious with the DGs in spite of what a few misinformed individuals post online.
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That looks like the back end of an orange thick-lipped gourami to me???
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Ok ok females are silver. Lol. Then I had 2 males

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Lol! Good thing you decided to find out
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