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post #1 of 14 Old 04-21-2007, 11:34 AM Thread Starter
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Sexing this Gourami



Could anyone tell me if this is a female or male?

Also, the store had it labeled as a Blue Gourami. Is this correct? Does that mean it is a Dwarf? I am a bit unsure of it's exact breed.
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-21-2007, 11:57 AM
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I'm pretty sure female gouramis are very pale, a browny-silver colour with not much else. Also, males have pointed dorsals and female rounded, from what I've been told. So I'd say yours is a male. Again, this is just what I've been told in the past ;)
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post #3 of 14 Old 04-21-2007, 02:32 PM
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its a female i have the same one only mine is a groutchy old fart
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post #4 of 14 Old 04-21-2007, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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So, one says male, one says female. Great! :P
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post #5 of 14 Old 04-21-2007, 08:20 PM
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i say male because of the two points at the end of its fins
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post #6 of 14 Old 04-22-2007, 02:46 AM
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That's a male dwarf gourami, no more, no less.;) As for females, they are simply drab or silvery in color.

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post #7 of 14 Old 04-26-2007, 05:40 PM
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I am pretty sure that fish is a female because males have the striped body. :D

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post #8 of 14 Old 04-26-2007, 05:45 PM
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I would say, because of the colour, that it is a male.

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I am pretty sure that fish is a female because males have the striped body.
If you look a bit closer this fish is striped as well.
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post #9 of 14 Old 05-13-2007, 11:17 AM
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i say male because of the two points at the end of its fins
i agree with him.
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post #10 of 14 Old 06-13-2007, 10:31 AM
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coming from a pet store employee I would have to agree with male on this one. It is definitely a dwarf gourami..a true blue gourami looks different. It almost looks like a powdered blue dwarf gourami but it has some orange striping of a regular dwarf gourami. Nevertheless, the majority of dwarf gouramis sold in stores are males because frankly, they are a lot prettier than the females

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