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  1. Default Colourful female Pearl Gourami?


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    Eight months ago I bought two young pearl gouramis, a male and a female. They've more than doubled their size, and the male is definitely a male. Colourful, long flowing fins, just like photos on websites.

    The female is smaller, rounder in the belly, with shorter, rounded fins; just like all the photos of females I see - if they were black and white. The difference being that she has quite a lot of colour too. I've been reading and it seems that females aren't very colourful... is this a generalisation, anyone have females with colour? If it wasn't for the body shape differences they'd look like two males.
    Planted 37 gallon, driftwood - BN, PG, Bleeding Heart, Neon & Glowlight Tetra, Pygmy Cory, Amano shrimp

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    first, when you post a question concerning the looks of something, post pics ! :)

    Secondly, my females are just as pearly as the male...the only way to tell them apart is the fins, and males are supposed to get a rosier belly when in mating colour.

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    The females are less colorful, but that does not mean that they are not colorful.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

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    Thanks very much for the replies. Good, it would appear She really is a she!

    As for the pics, yes, I know... and I tried! I got a couple of decent photos of him, but she is shy, and I couldn't catch her out in the open to get anything I could use. Add in reflections off the glass, not so good a camera, and her movement... I gave up.

    For all of you that manage to get beautiful fishy pics (and I've seen many here) congratulations! I haven't mastered that art at all.

    But I think my description worked out!

    Cheers,
    K
    Planted 37 gallon, driftwood - BN, PG, Bleeding Heart, Neon & Glowlight Tetra, Pygmy Cory, Amano shrimp

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    Re: fish pictures - practice practice practice. I know I take 10 bad pics for every one good one. A hint - try feeding the fish. It will get them out and relatively still in my experience.
    125 - BGK, pictus cats, silver dollars, kissing gouramis, palmas bichir, delhezi bichir
    125 - Red severum, bolivian rams, Turquoise rainbows, irian red rainbows, loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis
    90 - Congo tetras, african knife, elephant nose, spotted ctenopoma, upside down cats

    QTs - 29, 20H, 20L, 10

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