|AWSskater ||02-10-2008 07:55 PM |
Sexing a dwarf gourami
I have a dwarf gourami, and I'm having trouble sexing it. He has faint stripes like a male, but he is not as spectacularly colored as the other males I have seen.
|Falina ||02-10-2008 07:57 PM |
Most dwarfs are male, as they are often pumped with hormones to make them male because the colours are more attractive. Females tend to be quite drab in colour.
|AWSskater ||02-10-2008 08:25 PM |
Ok, I just looked at it, and it's stripes are prominent now. Can they color change? Earlier, the stripes were barely visible, and now they are quite bright.
I would think that as there mood changes, so do there colors. Happy/Excited=Bright Colors, Scared/Threatened=Blunt Colors.
|AWSskater ||02-10-2008 11:46 PM |
Ok, I've solved the problem: 3 days ago I added the dwarf gourami and a tiger barb, and I planned on adding more barbs if these lived so that their would be a school and they would act right, and the lone barb was bullying him. I went and bought four more tonught, and the gourami is bright and happy now :D
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