Colisa chuna or C. sota?

Discussion in 'Gouramis' started by Novemayune, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. NovemayuneValued MemberMember

    According to wikipedia, colisa sota is a mistaken scientific name for the female honey gourami. Is that the truth, or is there a marked difference between C. sota and C. chuna?
  2. :) fatcatfish (:Well Known MemberMember

    There is no difference between C.sota and C.chuna they are both the same species.
  3. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    They've just restructured the classifications of some of the gouramis. The colisa are now trichogaster, and the trichogasters are now trichopodus.

    I have no idea what the differences are, but we see this happen on a fairly regular basis. Cichlids are reclassified all the time.
  4. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    This could be wrong, but from what I've gathered, they changed it from trichogaster chuna to colisa chuna, and chuna and sota are both variations of honey (possibly regional, almost certainly color-wise.)
  5. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    They do not give color morphs their own species name, so they are either different species of honey gouramis or there is a quarrel within the community and they haven't sorted it out yet. And they don't give females a different species name than then males.

    Colisa was the genus name for the DG and honey gouramis - trichogaster was the genus name for the 3 spot, pearl, moonlight and banded gouramis. Colisa seems to have been eliminated.
  6. NovemayuneValued MemberMember

    I wondered if it was something along a reclassifications and information just needing to catch up. Thanks for the clarification. When I eventually get to the point of getting my centerpiece fish, I want to be sure I know what I am looking for ;)
  7. JayseeFishlore LegendMember

    Hahaha, I don't know how that would make a difference in your decision - it's really an irrelevant point ;)
  8. EiennaFishlore VIPMember

    I didn't mean it was a simple color morph. More like they definitely look different, whatever other differences there may be.

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