Honey Gourami Genetics

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I have no clue, but I’m not sure there is a red variety of Honey gouramie. I think those are just Thicklip gouramie which look very similar, though I could be wrong.
 

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Multiple species share similar common names. From my understanding, theres no colour morphs of the Honey Gourami (Trichogaster chuna).

However for the Thicklip (many also call them honey gouramies as well... and they not wrong!), Trichogaster labiosa I believe the wild coloured morph is the dominant. But its worthy to see and do a mini experiment!
 
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scarface said:
I have no clue, but I’m not sure there is a red variety of Honey gouramie. I think those are just Thicklip gouramie which look very similar, though I could be wrong.
There is a red variety.
 

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Trichogaster chuna does have a Gold variety, it's been around for decades. It is a simple recessive, so it breeds true. It seems to be more prevalent today than the normal (wild type) coloration.

I have seen pictures of very red fish with rather large finnage, they appear to be bred back to chuna from the hybrids with labiosa that bacame the Sunset Thick Lips. However, I do not have any additional information, so I am simply going on their appearance. There is a lot of confusion with the Sunset Thick Lip involved.
 

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I can't comment on the genetics, but one of the big differences I've seen in all the red honey gouramis I've seen is the red color is absent from most of the finnage. Ie in the gold honey gourami, the body is yellow, and the finnage is yellow. But in the reds, the body is red but finnage is clear. It's one of the reasons I prefer the gold and wild types.
Are you asking because you're interested in mixing the types and you want to know what to expect in terms out outcomes?
 
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bitseriously said:
I can't comment on the genetics, but one of the big differences I've seen in all the red honey gouramis I've seen is the red color is absent from most of the finnage. Ie in the gold honey gourami, the body is yellow, and the finnage is yellow. But in the reds, the body is red but finnage is clear. It's one of the reasons I prefer the gold and wild types.
Are you asking because you're interested in mixing the types and you want to know what to expect in terms out outcomes?
Yep.
 
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