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    Female Pearl gouramis

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    Anyone knows where to buy this fish?

    seen males before in diff LFSs. The guy
    in Gen X even told me "nobody wants to buy
    the females cause they're very dull"

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    i would think that the males and females look the same
    sexual dimorphism in gourami aren't that obvious externally

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    I learned not to trust words of fish shopkeepers 100%. But I guess you don't too when you ask this here.

    Here is a link which you may find helpful.

    I think dwarf gouramis are the ones with pale looking females.

    BC

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    DEA,

    wow..."dimorphism" Whats that?

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    sorry
    differences

    i find differentiating dwarf gourami based on colour alone is pretty much hit and miss
    t. pumilis have identical sexes except for the ovaries, for example
    body shape is a better way, also mentioned in bc's link

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    Go to the "My tanks" gallery and have a look at my tank pics. In the full pic you see 5 gouramis. Its not very clear, but the 2 foremost fishes are males. The other 3 are females.

    Male pearl gouramis have a bright orange throat, longer fins and the anal fins have "threaded" edges. The female pearl gourami, I think, its not that dull, they still have the pearly scales.

    Anyway, I managed to find the females at a fish farm in the Lor Halus area. Can't remember which one though.
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    I think ah, if I remember correctly, some of the farms at Lorong Halus are now carrying pearl gouramies, so do pop in to take a look.
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    ok thanks very much for info. . will try to get them to breed once i get them

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