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Gender of Opaline Gourami
Old 04-11-2014, 09:30 PM   #1
 
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Okay so I have this little baby opaline gourami. It is less than two inches total length. I don't have any pictures, but it's dorsal fin is totally rounded. So, is it a female? Or at that size is it still a 50/50? Do they all have rounded dorsal fins when they're young?
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:59 PM   #2
 
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I would say it's a female until the dorsal fin isn't rounded anymore.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:00 PM   #3
 
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I would say it's a female until the dorsal fin isn't rounded anymore.
So....what?
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:08 PM   #4
 
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okay so I'm guessing you mean I can't tell yet?....So at what size should I be able to tell?

Any other indicators also?
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:20 PM   #5
 
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okay so I'm guessing you mean I can't tell yet?....So at what size should I be able to tell?

Any other indicators also?

No I mean that without a picture I'm not comfortable saying it's a female for sure. The fin is rounded which means it's a female, as you know. If it grows pointed then you know the fish was too small to sex. There are other indicators for more mature fish, but the fin shows first.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:23 PM   #6
 
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No I mean that without a picture I'm not comfortable saying it's a female for sure. The fin is rounded which means it's a female, as you know. If it grows pointed then you know the fish was too small to sex.
Ooh okay. Should I post a picture then?

If it is too small, then what size is not too small to sex?
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:32 PM   #7
 
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If you could, a picture might be all it takes to know. I've never seen them for sale too small to sex, but it's possible.
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:40 PM   #8
 
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If you could, a picture might be all it takes to know. I've never seen them for sale too small to sex, but it's possible.
Okay, I will post a picture...but I won't be able to until tomorrow. If it makes a difference at all, the dorsal fin is rounded, but it is kinda long....idk if that helps you make a guess until I post the picture...
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:50 PM   #9
 
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How small is too small?
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Old 04-12-2014, 12:29 AM   #10
 
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I don't know - I've never seen them too small to sex.
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