That matches the description perfectly IMO - the first picDo they look like any of these? I read that there is a wild brown version too...are any of these that one?
The second pic doesn't look like a wild one?That matches the description perfectly IMO - the first pic
Where did you check the facts? I couldn't find anything anywhere else about that brown one...I feel like most people would call the one in the picture a "gold".No it's a color morph - naturally occurring.
Yes, they occur as both in the wild but are saying that the blue is a natural variant, whereas the gold and the opalines are selectively bred.
Whether or not it's correct? I don't know but they throw facts out there that are easy enough to check. Doesn't make it right just because facts check out but if the facts didn't check out I would question the rest of the information.
Well..there you have it! Thank you so much!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). "