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Old 07-15-2007, 11:05 AM   #1 
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Sex please

Do pearl gouramis do better in couples? Cos then i'd get a mate for my Pearl, but i don't know what sex he/she is. Can somebody tell from the picture i attached? Thanks
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Old 07-15-2007, 11:46 AM   #2 
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That is a female. A male has that orange on the chest all the way up towards the bottom of the jaw and just below it's eye. As they get older it's easier to sex like nearly all species, but just remember that the male has more color.
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That is a female. A male has that orange on the chest all the way up towards the bottom of the jaw and just below it's eye. As they get older it's easier to sex like nearly all species, but just remember that the male has more color.
Ditto. The dorsal fin's tip is also rounded instead of pointed.
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:54 PM   #4 
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thanks...
think i'll get her a mate
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Old 07-25-2007, 03:52 PM   #5 
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thanks...
think i'll get her a mate
Good idea,, It's be neat to have baby gouramis, lol..
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Old 07-26-2007, 10:01 AM   #6 
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I would have thought it was a male. I've got a pair of Pearl Gouramis and the female has more of a subdued stripe down the body and it's more brownish and she has no real red on her chest including down her fin.
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Old 08-14-2007, 04:23 PM   #7 
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That is a female. A male has that orange on the chest all the way up towards the bottom of the jaw and just below it's eye. As they get older it's easier to sex like nearly all species, but just remember that the male has more color.
Ditto. The dorsal fin's tip is also rounded instead of pointed.
Thanks for the replies. This is a female. With young pearls u can only tell from the dorsal fin, and even then u have to look really well. The young male's dorsal fin is slightly more pointed...and that's really the only difference u can make out when they are 2 inches long. Got my pearl a male and female companion and they're all doing fine
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:22 AM   #8 
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With a subject like that, all I can say is A/S/L?
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:24 AM   #9 
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With a subject like that, all I can say is A/S/L?
LOL Tophat. I was thinking the same thing when I first saw it.
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