Blue & Gold Gourami: How big do they get

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

  1. Wetzel

    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?

    Thanks
     
  2. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

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

    WetzelNew MemberMember

    thanks for the info Meenu
     




  4. AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

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




  5. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

  6. aquariumgirl laurenValued MemberMember

    A fully grown blue gourami reaches 6 inches at least mine were
     
  7. bubblynutter

    bubblynutterWell Known MemberMember

    6"
    My 3 spot (strain of Blue Gourami) is getting quite big, currently about 4" and not yet fully grown.
     
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    Wetzel

    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. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

    ahem... pictures?
     
  10. OP
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    Wetzel

    WetzelNew MemberMember

    okay give me a minute
     
  11. OP
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    Wetzel

    WetzelNew MemberMember

    pics

    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. Meenu

    MeenuFishlore VIPMember

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

    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!!!!!
    Tomball
     
  14. Shawnie

    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 lover

    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. blkdeath75

    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 lover

    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 lover

    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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