12-01-2012, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Tankfull Tropicals
The anal and dorsal fin on males will be longer and comes to a point compared to a females anal and dorsal fin which is shorter and has a round tip. The female may also be heavier yet smaller. Males have far the nicer colours too. For some reason it is harder to find females in Gouramis.
Really? All my LFS carry females but I guess the males just get bought as soon as they come in, I almost never see them here. Just tanks of females cruising around haha.
On differentiating them...Males have a really long dorsal fin compared to females, that's how I always pick them out in store tanks where they are housed with females. They tend to not display their full coloration (especially that gorgeous orange throat) in store tanks due to stress, so it's hard to use color to pick them out of a crowd. But once you get them home, if they like it, they color up beautifully.