07-28-2011, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by carmari1973
Are they the same as Honey Sunset
, sold @ Petsmart? Honey Sunset Gourami - Tropical - Fish - PetSmart
They say they can grow to 4", which according to them is twice the length of the dwarfs, and I want to make sure I'm okay with the whole inches to gallon ratio. Thanks!
The true Honey Gourami, scientifically Trichogaster chuna, is known under various names including Honey Sunset Gourami. You can see it in our profile, click on the shaded name.
The fish pictured in your Petsmart link looks like this fish to me. But it does not attain 4 inches, it maxes out at 2 inches as noted in our profile [though as it says there, a few sources say 7cm which is just under 3 inches, but the standard is 2 inches in aquaria].
Unless the Petsmart site has got the photo/data mixed up from different fish, it is incorrect. This is one problem with using "common" names rather than scientific. A common name can vary from country to country, even city to city. Many stores make them up to sell more fish.