Blue & Gold Gourami: How big do they get

Discussion in 'Blue Gourami' started by Wetzel, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. WetzelNew MemberMember

    I just bought a blue and a gold gourami and they said they get 4 inches but I just looked at pictures here and they look bigger than 4 inches?

  2. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    No, I think it's more like 6 inches.

  3. WetzelNew MemberMember

    thanks for the info Meenu

  4. AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

    I've come across 4", so who knows, lol!

  5. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

  6. aquariumgirl laurenValued MemberMember

    A fully grown blue gourami reaches 6 inches at least mine were
  7. bubblynutterWell Known MemberMember

    My 3 spot (strain of Blue Gourami) is getting quite big, currently about 4" and not yet fully grown.
  8. WetzelNew MemberMember

    It's amazing how the color and markings have gotten so much better since these fish have been in my tank!!!!!!!!!!
    They're so beautiful
  9. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    ahem... pictures?
  10. WetzelNew MemberMember

    okay give me a minute
  11. WetzelNew MemberMember


    sorry about the flash
    they really are pretty and have just taken off color and happiness wise since coming into my tank

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  12. MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    Those are really pretty... they don't look like that at the LFS, that's for sure.
  13. WetzelNew MemberMember

    yeah they were faint and unhappy but they have a good home now and fixing to move into a 90 gallon here in the next week

    gotta love Texas!!!!!
  14. ShawnieFishlore LegendMember

    great looking gouramis!! I have one of each also....they get to 6 inches ...fems staying more around 5 ....but both are super territorial and dont tolerate others of their own kind after getting use to their environment ....
  15. Betta/Horse loverWell Known MemberMember

    Nice pics they can grow to 10inches.I also have two blue gouramis that look exactly like that.Golden gouramis are a hybrid form of blue gourami.
  16. blkdeath75Well Known MemberMember

    I also have an opaline and a golden... I see golds all the time now with black marking but mine never got any? Are the black spots on golden normal or is that a hybrid from a gold and opal or blue? Here's a pic of my gold, but all I have seen since is colored like the ones you have. I'll make a new post for it so i don't hijack yours :)

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  17. Betta/Horse loverWell Known MemberMember

    Im not sure.???
  18. claudiclesWell Known MemberMember

    I don't think they are a hybrid. Aren't they just a variant?
  19. Betta/Horse loverWell Known MemberMember

    My labyrinth Fish books says there a hybrid.:animal0028:
  20. claudiclesWell Known MemberMember

    Oh cool. Does it say what species they were hydridised with? It is funny the nomenclature doesn't reflect this. Also, of course, there is usually a bit of a taboo against propagating hybrid fish mostly due to the unpredictable outcome of subsequent generations breeding so they are usually pretty clearly identified as such.

    Oh and also, what book? I'm kind of interested in labyrinth fish so I'd like a dedicated source.

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