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What do wild three spot gouramis (trichopodus thrichopterus) look like?

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What do wild three spot gouramis (trichopodus thrichopterus) look like?
Old 02-26-2014, 10:45 PM   #11
 
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GOURAMIES OF THE GENUS TRICHOPODUS IN SINGAPORE
(ACTINOPTERYGII: PERCIFORMES: OSPHRONEMIDAE)


Some wild pictures on there as well as this paragraph "The three-spot gouramy is a popular aquarium fish, and was imported alive into Europe as early as 1896. As it is not
difficult to keep and breed, many colour variants have been developed. The three most popular colour variants are the
‘Cosby’, ‘golden’ and ‘silver’ forms. The ‘Cosby’ gouramy carries dark blue mottled patches on a light blue body,
whereas the ‘golden’ and ‘silver’ varieties are an intense gold and silver, tinged with a green or sometimes red hue,
respectively (Petrovický, 1993, as Trichogaster trichopterus trichopterus; Tweedie, 1953; Pinter, 1986; Linke, 1991;
Elson & Lucanus, 2002; as Trichogaster trichopterus). Trichogaster trichopterus sumatranus, described by Ladiges in
1933, is a smaller blue variety thought to be a natural colour variant that is endemic to Sumatra (Linke, 1991).
However, it is presently believed to be an artificially bred mutant as such blue fish have never been collected from the
wild in Sumatra (Tan & Ng, 2005, as Trichogaster trichopterus). "
Well..there you have it! Thank you so much! :D
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Old 02-26-2014, 11:25 PM   #12
 
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So I guess those light blue ones that were supposed to be a wild type are actually an artificial human bred variation?
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