Tell Apart Male And Female Gourami.

Discussion in 'Dwarf Gourami' started by Kohlt22, May 25, 2018.

  1. Kohlt22New MemberMember

    Would someone mind helping me sex these two dwarf gourami? I believe the smaller one is a male but I am not certain. The larger (more bland appearence) one is the female I assume? 20180525_063702_HDR.jpgScreenshot_2018-05-25-06-37-50.jpg
  2. DutchAquariumWell Known MemberMember

    I'm looking at two males actually. The larger one is more bland because of the morph and variation most likely.
  3. JoeCamaro

    JoeCamaroWell Known MemberMember

    I've seen female Dwarf Gourami at a Pet Supermarket near me twice. They were completely silver in color. No stripes or reds or blues.

  4. fjh

    fjhWell Known MemberMember

    Those are both male. If in doubt, look at their dorsal fin - if the tip rounded its female, triangular is male

  5. Fanatic

    FanaticFishlore VIPMember

    Females don't usually have many colors unlike males.
    You can get a flame dwarf gourami female and she won't even have comparable colors with the male.
  6. 75g Discus Tank

    75g Discus TankFishlore VIPMember

    Both males. Look at the back of the dorsal fin. If it's pointed, it's a male. If it's rounded, it's a female.
  7. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Agree 2 males = war at some point
  8. OP

    Kohlt22New MemberMember

    Ah okay, I was really hoping that one of them would be female. I tried researching on my own what a female would like but I was wrong. Oh well, I guess the little guy will be in my new community when after I get it set up and cycled. (Bigger one was actually my first fish I've had for months so I couldn't ever evict him from his home lol). Thank you guys for the responses!
  9. Flor

    FlorNew MemberMember

    Same question, male or female? Hope you dont mind i piggyback your post. Bought this as female, but im not an expert.
    Hope you guys can help me?

  10. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    Looks like a female to me. Rather healthy looking one, breed her soon!
  11. yukondog

    yukondogWell Known MemberMember

    Welcome to the sight Flor, I see all males.
  12. chromedome52

    chromedome52Fishlore VIPMember

    OP had two males, but @Flor 's fish is a female. Note the round dorsal and the fat abdomen.

    And I forgot to say also, welcome to the Fishlore website.
  13. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

    Agree with CD though the dorsal-difference seems to be less distinctive (Is this English) in the blue ones.
  14. Mick Frost

    Mick FrostValued MemberMember

    Agree and agree, though it's belly isn't much rounder than an unsexable juvenile. Also have heard that some import DGs get sex changes to be male (infertile) for coloration.
  15. yukondog

    yukondogWell Known MemberMember

  16. yukondog

    yukondogWell Known MemberMember

    Hope I credited it right.
    This is exactly what all my female DG I breed looked like.
  17. Mick Frost

    Mick FrostValued MemberMember

    Yup, that's how my male looked when he showed up, except dorsal was shorter at the back.

    ASHLEY R COOKWell Known MemberMember

    That's a beautiful female
  19. DoubleDutch

    DoubleDutchFishlore LegendMember

  20. yukondog

    yukondogWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks DD.

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