Originally Posted by Olympia
Can you accurately sex gouramis? :s
I never thought so. We used to have blue gouramis in my horrible-childhood-tropical-aquarium, they were my faves, the one lived for like 8 years till he exploded randomly (guessing SBD or something, don't even remember). But they're way out of my range now D; and in that case, prolly no gouramis with your betta :(
I know the honey and dwarf gouramis can be sexed. The males are much brigther and the female are a little smaller. You don't usually seem females in the stores because males are better looking. Also I'm really sorry to hear that your previous gourami exploded. That must have been horrifying
These are honey gourami. The top is the male and the bottom is the female. I think these little guys can be kept in a 10 gal, but I don't know how much more can go in there with them.
I'm looking at gourami for my 29 gal community. I was told to stay away from dwarf gourami because of some issues with disease and inbreeding. I'm looking at either honey gourami or Thicklips Gouram (sometimes called Sunset Gourami) as those are the only gourami small enough.