Female or young male? Question

Discussion in 'Pearl Gourami' started by Chris99, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. Chris99

    Chris99Well Known MemberMember

    There are a few other threads much like this one. I got a pair of Pearl Gouramis that were hanging out together in a tank of blue gouramis. My guess is I got one male and one female but the smaller one might just be a younger male. The larger one (not pictured) has a red chest and belly with a long dorsal fin. He wouldn't come out where I could get a good picture. The one pictured is a little smaller with a much smaller dorsal and barely in color on its belly. Opinions, boy or girl? They seem to get along and are always near each other.
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  2. 19jimmy17Valued MemberMember

    Can't see the pictures, herd they are kinda difficult to sex but males are more agressive so if you have other fish in the tank with them it should be the one that enjoys chasing fish every so often
     
  3. OP
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    Chris99

    Chris99Well Known MemberMember

    I'm not sure why I keep having issues with photos. The one I think is a male is certainly more aggressive though.[​IMG]
     




  4. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    I'd say female though I can't see the dorsal very well. The belly seems to be bigger / deeper than a male's.
     
  5. OP
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    Chris99

    Chris99Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks. Here is better shot of the dorsal.
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  6. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Starting to doubt know. I'll have a look tomorrow on a normal PC !
     
  7. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Done. I'd still say female
     
  8. OP
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    Chris99

    Chris99Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks. I guess time will tell for sure.
     
  9. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    It defo will. When / if it is laying eggs I can tell for sure hahaha.
     




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