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post #1 of 5 Old 07-18-2011, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Identify this gourami? Honey Sunset?

I have 2 "honey sunset gouramis" in my 29 gallon tank. I bought them from petsmart but can't find anymore information on them labeled as honey sunsets. I've seen information on just honey gouramis but they look different. Here is the link to petsmart's fish guide.
Honey Sunset Gourami - Tropical - Fish - PetSmart

This site however, says they are honey gouramis just a different color variation and that they are "dwarfs" staying 2 inches while petsmart's says 4 inches .
Honey Gourami, Colisa chuna aquarium tropical fish from Tropical Fish and Aquariums

Which is right? Has anyone had these guys before? Thanks.

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-18-2011, 11:18 PM
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i am planing to get one soon i would have to say i am not sure. BUT i would not trust Petco, the size my have to do with the store not wanting to be liable for saying 2in and have a fish grow to 3 or even 4.
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-18-2011, 11:27 PM
Nah I'm pretty sure stores just pull numbers out of the air and stick them on those cards.

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-19-2011, 08:12 PM
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The species of the fish in the linked photo is Trichogaster chuna, whatever "common" name they may apply. I used the common name Honey Gourami for the profile. As noted therein, 5 cm (2 inches) is the usual maximum length though some sources do suggest 7cm (just under 3 inches).

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-22-2011, 08:40 PM
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I have a male and female in my 55 gallon the male is stunning when he is courting the female. They are not at all agressive with my other fish.

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I have a 55 gallon, 40 gallon, 29 gallon, 20 gallon tank, 5 gallon , and a 2.5 gallon all with real plants.
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