02-07-2012, 05:27 PM
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I can't explain why one may be lazy but I would point out that by nature all gourami just cruise around. They do not normally swim "fast." They love thick floating plants and they will just glide within the mass of floating plants, picking off microscopic food (plankton). They live in very sluggish water such as swamps. A very relaxed "laid back" lifestyle.
Males do have a pointed dorsal and anal fin, and are the larger. The Blue and Gold are the same species, Trichopodus trichopterus, click the shaded name to see the info in the profile.
They will almost certainly spawn at some point, and the male will fiercely guard the eggs until the fry hatch. Several might well survive in the floating plants.
By the way, welcome to Tropical Fish Keeping forum. [And, I merged the two threads.]
Last edited by Byron; 02-07-2012 at 05:56 PM..