I have two fish I purchased as Honey Gourami. They were white in colour at the time but was advised that their colour would develop.
Its been a few months now and I see little change in body colour (fins have yellowed).
I wondered if there was either another genus that closely matched leading to misidentification or whether they were wild-caught (not bred for colour intensity).
I don't see anything in behaviour to suggest illness or bad health. I have a 2 year old that makes some noise and I occasionally see them hiding because of it, although this is rare.
I will attach a photo, apologies for quality.
Aquarium is 10g
KH - 80-120 ppm (mg/L)
GH - 120 ppm (mg/L)
pH - 7.5
Temp 78 deg. cent.
Tested for ammonia this morning, it was clear.
30% water changes are weekly.
I am thinking that if they are wild-caught I will need to soften the water?
I know these are easily bred fish so I didn't think to ask at the time of purchase where they came from.
Thanks for all help.