Male or female gourami?

Discussion in 'Fish, Snail, Worm And Pest ID Help' started by bubblynutter, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. bubblynutter

    bubblynutter Well Known Member Member

    Hey, this photo is a little old - I have better ones to upload if necessary.
    I am wanting to know if I have a male or female blue (3 spot) gourami.

    Recently his/her colours have changed dramatically, along with a growth spurt. He/she now has beautiful blue striped marbling all over his/her body.

    Just out of curiousity, can anyone ID the plant behind my gourami? It's been annoying me for some time!

    Pic - Gourami
     
  2. Jeffcameron

    Jeffcameron Valued Member Member

    Definitely looks female to me if you sex them the same as opaline gouramis. The dorsal fin is very rounded and quite short. Males have a longer and pointier dorsal fin.
     




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