Sexing Pearl Gourami

Discussion in 'Pearl Gourami' started by SarahBear1009, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. SarahBear1009Valued MemberMember

    I know these questions are asked a lot. I have kept gouramis before, but I recently had to re-home my Opaline.
    I was looking for a more peaceful gourami as I just love them, and saw these beauties.
    Could you tell me if I have a male and female?
    Apologies for the glass glare.
    Also, if they are male and female, the one I believe is male (the one with all the orange) chases the other sometimes. Sometimes they swim together, check each other out, and get a long in general. But sometimes, they are on opposite ends of the tank (the male hiding more than the female), or give chase.
    Should I add one more female? Or are two ok? I don't want to mess the dynamics up between them.

    Thanks everyone!! 20190421_145340.jpg20190421_144824.jpg
  2. AngryRainbowValued MemberMember

    Looks like male and female to me. I believe the typical recommendation is 2 females for 1 male, as when they mature the male will harass the female, and it gives the female a break if his attention is divided
  3. SarahBear1009Valued MemberMember

    That's what I thought. Luckily these are readily available to me, so I'll pick up another female tomorrow
  4. DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Top one female, lower one male.
  5. nanofishneededValued MemberMember

    A pair! One male one female