Tell Apart Male And Female Gourami.

Kohlt22

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

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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.
 

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

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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.
 
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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!
 

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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?

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yukondog said:
Welcome to the sight Flor, I see all males.
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.
 

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

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DoubleDutch said:
Agree with CD though the dorsal-difference seems to be less distinctive (Is this English) in the blue ones.
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.
 

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

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yukondog said:
Hope I credited it right.
This is exactly what all my female DG I breed looked like.
Yup, that's how my male looked when he showed up, except dorsal was shorter at the back.
 
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