How To Tell The Difference Between A Gold Gourami And A Honey Gourami?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Rack, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. RackValued MemberMember

    I've seen gourami with a very strong yellow color, the store told me it's a Gold gourami, I though it was a honey since the gold ones usually have black strips. I'm kinda confused.
     
  2. jenmur

    jenmurFishlore VIPMember

    Honey Gourami are usually smaller and more social. Gold Gourami are a color variation of the 3 spot Gourami.
     
  3. Demeter

    DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    The body shape of a gold, which are simply a different color form of the blue, is more elongated and they are much larger. Honey gourami can range from a soft yellow to orangish and redish. Their bodies are more compact and resemble that of the dwarf, and they are even smaller than the average dwarf gourami.
     




  4. OP
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    RackValued MemberMember

    Are these honey gouramis?
     




  5. Demeter

    DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    I would say yes, as even the title says so... Honey gourami are probably the best species to keep in a group. The get along pretty well.
     
  6. OP
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    RackValued MemberMember

    Would they be fine in 15 gallon? If so, how many can I fit in?
     
  7. Demeter

    DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    how long and wide is the tank? I longer tank is better than a taller tank for these fish. Horizontal swimming space is often better than vertical.

    In a 15gal that is well decorated and filtered I would say a single pair or a trio (1M 2F) would be alright.
     
  8. OP
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    RackValued MemberMember

    Tank is 20x13x14. Are they friendly with Cherry shrimps?
     
  9. jenmur

    jenmurFishlore VIPMember

    I'd say that would be hit or miss. They could decide to leave them alone or the Cherry shrimp could be a lovely (expensive) meal for them
     
  10. JeffK

    JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    Yes, those are honey gourami. I agree with the above post: 2-3 in a 15 gal as they are very peaceful.
     
  11. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    It is the honey gourami "gold". That's different to the gold gourami
     
  12. OP
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    RackValued MemberMember

    Only them by themselves or is it ok to add a small school of 6 espei rasboras with them if I chose 2 honey gourami?
     
  13. JeffK

    JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    I think 6-8x espei rasboras would be fine!
     
  14. OP
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    RackValued MemberMember

    Is this a honey gourami? It is sorta reddish with a blue color on top of it's fin

     
  15. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    Nope. Definitely not a honey. I see these ones alot in the picture posted, but can't recall what they were called.
     
  16. OP
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    RackValued MemberMember

    Second poster on this thread fit the description of these in the picture. And a google search also returned me this sort of gourami as a honey gourami. But they look very similar to a dwarf gourami in size.
     
  17. BHK3

    BHK3Well Known MemberMember

    Looks like the Flame color variation of the Dwarf Gourami.
     
  18. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    I own a couple honey gouramis. Those are not it. Honeys are noticeably smaller than dwarfs.
     
  19. OP
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    RackValued MemberMember

    What color are they?
     
  20. scarface

    scarfaceFishlore VIPMember

    Yellow. I'm not basing this off color. It simply doesn't look like a honey. Like someone said, look up flame dwarf gourami.
     




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