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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 - big fish - BGK
    125 - cichlid community - cichlids (red severums, chanchitos, bolivian rams, blue acara, chocolate), rainbows (yellow, turquoise, red and boesmani), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis, golden wonder killis
    90 - african community - Congo tetras, african knife, african butterflies, spotted ctenopoma, palmas bichir, african featherfin
    10 - female pink convict
    5 - betta/ADFs

    QTs - 2x29, 20H, 20L

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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 - big fish - BGK
    125 - cichlid community - cichlids (red severums, chanchitos, bolivian rams, blue acara, chocolate), rainbows (yellow, turquoise, red and boesmani), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, pearl gouramis, golden wonder killis
    90 - african community - Congo tetras, african knife, african butterflies, spotted ctenopoma, palmas bichir, african featherfin
    10 - female pink convict
    5 - betta/ADFs

    QTs - 2x29, 20H, 20L

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