07-12-2011, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Mauve
I am just wondering, is there any way of telling the gender of a Gold Gourami? I have one and I am trying to name it, at the moment just 'Star'. Yes, I like to name my fish.
My understanding of Gourami's is that the male has a more pointed upper fin (dorsal) than the female. You sometimes need to see two of the opposite sex side by side, to determine the difference, as it can be a bit slight. You can check that out at a petstore, and than go home and see if yours looks more like a male or female. If you take a picture, someone would likely be able to tell you on this forum. I'm betting it's a girl. By reading your other post, your tank is small for a Gourami, unless it's a dwarf, but I believe the Gold Gourami gets to be 5 inches in length.