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kathstew 05-29-2011 04:39 PM

Sexing my Honey Gourami?
I just got a new Honey Gourami, and I am having trouble determining whether it is girl or boy. I am leaning towards girl, but I am not sure at all. Help is much appreciated! Sorry the pictures aren't that good!

Andarial 05-29-2011 05:06 PM

Hey Kathstew <3

I would say it is a she, just because from what I've read the females have more of a brownish and silvery sheen to them and they also have a rounded dorsal fin. Hopefully this is correct, and it helps. Plus congrats on your lovely new gourami baby

kathstew 05-29-2011 05:13 PM

Andarial <3

Thank you for commenting! Thats what I was thinking as well, especially with the rounded dorsal fin. I appreciate the help! And thank you ^_^ I adore her/him. She/he is very fiesty, and super cute! She/he was so excited to get into its new tank, it bit a hole in its bag, while I was getting it ready to be put in the tank. :3

kathstew 05-29-2011 06:08 PM

Anyone else want to confirm the gender for me please?

zof 05-29-2011 09:26 PM

Its kinda young but at this point I would have to say female.

Beaches 05-30-2011 03:31 PM

At this stage, I would go along with "female" as well. She is cute!

fashionfobie 06-22-2011 05:35 PM

I would also confirm a female. Also that coloration of the honey gourami is sometimes referred to as 'Flame'. Hope this helps :)


Byron 06-25-2011 12:20 PM

The photo in our profile [click on shaded name, Honey Gourami] shows a m/f pair, and there is an indication of external differences in the text.

konstargirl 07-09-2011 09:33 AM

That looks like a girl to me. What a cutie! :D

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