Blue & Gold Gourami: How big do they get

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

  1. Wetzel

    Wetzel New Member Member

    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

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

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

    Wetzel New Member Member

    thanks for the info Meenu
     




  4. A

    AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

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

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

  6. a

    aquariumgirl lauren Valued Member Member

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

    bubblynutter Well Known Member Member

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

    Wetzel New Member Member

    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

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

    ahem... pictures?
     
  10. OP
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    Wetzel

    Wetzel New Member Member

    okay give me a minute
     
  11. OP
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    Wetzel

    Wetzel New Member Member

    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

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

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

    Wetzel New Member Member

    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

    Shawnie Fishlore Legend Member

    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 lover Well Known Member Member

    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

    blkdeath75 Well Known Member Member

    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 lover Well Known Member Member

    Im not sure.???
     
  18. c

    claudicles Well Known Member Member

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

    Betta/Horse lover Well Known Member Member

    My labyrinth Fish books says there a hybrid.:animal0028:
     
  20. c

    claudicles Well Known Member Member

    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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