Hey guys, I went to the pet store to stock my 10 gallon and for now, i bought a what I think to be a Sunset Gourami? I think he's a male because i've read that male are brighter in colour but a confirmation of its sex and the species of Gourami he is is truly appreciated.
That actually looks female to me and that is a regular Dwarf Gourami. Sunset's are a color variation of the Honey Gourami which is a different subspecies, they are smaller and more peaceful than the Dwarf Gourami.
Like was said it is not a sunset, but a regular (original) colored dwarf gourami. Definitely male - females are a drab version at best, more often silver in color. Also, the body shape of a female is a little different - they are more tapered to the caudal peduncle while the males are deeper through the tail.