07-21-2008, 04:14 PM
| || | Honey Gourami
are supposed to be pretty small. He looks perfectly healthy to me!
That black you see is actually blue. Male Honey Gourami
develop blue throats as they reach sexual maturity. Both of my gourami did it once they got older and were also in a good environment. You'll see that black/blue spread up towards his mouth and become deeper. No worries, it's perfectly natural and an indication that he's a *he* and also healthy and feels safe!
I'm not sure that you do have a female- they are generally not sold anywhere in the US. However, the brown line does sound like an indication. Generally the most reliable way to sex them in by their dorsal fin, however, this can be very tricky. A male's dorsal fin comes to more of a point, whereas a female's will be more rounded. If you do turn out to have a female, please, breed them and send me some females!