Is My Honey Gourami A Male Or Female?

toran
  • #1
The LFS thought this is a female, first picture.The dorsal fin looks a little pointed. What do you guys think?

Also, the label said red dwarf honey gourami but two employees thought it is really a thick lip. From the two pictures can anyone tell what they are? The yellow and orange is my sunset honey gourami.
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Thanks for your input.
 
toran
  • Thread Starter
  • #2
Well the pictures got turned around. Hope this isn't confusing!!!

First picture is sunset honey gourami.
 
DanniD
  • #3
I'm thinking male. In my experience, females are not that bright orange
 
aussieJJDude
  • #4
Yeah, its a thicklip. I will say, its common for common names to be used interchangeably - in mel, thicklip are called honey's - so if needed, avoid confusion by using their scientific name. On this forum, to avoid confusion we refer to one as thicklip and other as honey.
 
toran
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Yeah, its a thicklip. I will say, its common for common names to be used interchangeably - in mel, thicklip are called honey's - so if needed, avoid confusion by using their scientific name. On this forum, to avoid confusion we refer to one as thicklip and other as honey.
I did notice the lips are bigger than my sunset honey gourami!

The two have been ignoring each other. Do honey and thick lip gourami get along, in the long run? They are in a 20 long.

I can return the new one, 2nd picture, but I'll keep him if they get along.
 
trash.binh91
  • #6
Male
 
Fanatic
  • #7
First picture is a Honey Gourami, and it's a male.
The second picture is a Sunset Thicklip, not a honey gourami. It's also a male.
 
toran
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
First picture is a Honey Gourami, and it's a male.
The second picture is a Sunset Thicklip, not a honey gourami. It's also a male.
Thanks for reply.

Can the two be housed together?
 
Fanatic
  • #9
Thanks for reply.

Can the two be housed together?

I was able to house mine in the same tank, but there were slight nipping and chasing.
You shouldn't have a problem!
 
toran
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
I was able to house mine in the same tank, but there were slight nipping and chasing.
You shouldn't have a problem!
Sounds great.
 

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