Honey Gourami Identification

midnightwhale

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Hello! I'm looking to get honey gouramis from a website. I'm just wondering if this is an actual honey gourami and not a thick-lipped gourami as I've heard that they can be very aggressive so I'm a little worried about getting them.
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"Honey Sunset Red Gourami"
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"Honey Gourami"

Thank you!
 

johnbetta

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they are both honey gouramis in the pics there are two types of honey gouramis the golden honeys and the red flamed honey gourami your pics are the golden honey gouramis
 

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DoubleDutch said:
To me the upper one is a thicklip hybrid and the lower one a true Honey.
Not at all implying you are wrong I’m just wondering what makes you say that. I’d love to get some of the top one but want to avoid aggressive fish since it will go into my community tank. Thanks.
Also will help the OP so I’m not hijacking his thread.
 

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Sorry about picture quality but it should at least show off the difference in colours :D

Totally agree with DoubleDutch, Honey’s don’t have that top colouration, the orangey body with a white tail is always a Thick Lipped.
here’s a picture of a more mature male and female....
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and these are 2 colour types of Honey Gourami.....
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