Male or female gourami?

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

  1. bubblynutter

    bubblynutterWell Known MemberMember

    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

    JeffcameronValued MemberMember

    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.