Boys And Girl(s)- What To Do About Pearls (gouramis)

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by Fishrev, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. FishrevNew MemberMember

    Following advice from a few websites and because I've fallen in love with Pearl Gouramis, I increased my stock to 4. The last two didn't have a lot of color at the LFS but now that they are settling in, 3 very clearly have orange throats and one does not. According to this and other sites, that means I have 3 males and one female. So far everyone is content, so I'm wondering if I should try to exchange one. If so, do I swap a male for a female so as to have 2 of each? Or do I go with all males?

    Keeper of fish 2 years
    Tank: Freshwater no live plants
    46g. Bowfront.
    36" long
    Started tank 1 month ago with Tetra SafeStart
    Current stock:
    4 Pearl Gouramis
    5 Boesmani Rainbows
    9 Cherry Barbs
    5 Julii Cories

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Welcome to fishlore!
    I would go with all males since you already have 3.
  3. FishrevNew MemberMember

    1 currently. I just went from 28 gal to 46 gal. after having to take my tank down for house remodel.
  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Oh, are you answering the question in my signature? lol I was confused for a minute....

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